It's been a tough year for Cat Zingano. After defeating Miesha Tate at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Zingano was on her way to a coaching gig of The Ultimate Fighter that was to be capped off with a title fight against Ronda Rousey at UFC 168. This never materialized as a knee injury requiring surgery left her sidelined for the rest of 2013. She also had to deal with the loss of her husband, Mauricio Zingano, who committed suicide in January.
Things may finally be looking up, though. Zingano returned to action this past weekend at the UFC Fan Expo in Vegas. She secured a sweet flying armbar during the Grapplers Quest competition. She is now expected to return to action in the Octagon to face #8 ranked Amanda Nunes. Nunes is a Strikeforce and Invicta veteran who is currently 2-0 in the UFC with wins over Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie. The fight will join the growing list slated for UFC 178.