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Dana White: Cat Zingano is still No. 1 contender


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Cat Zingano (R) lands a knee on Miesha Tate (UFC)

Lost in most of the hype leading into tomorrow's women's bantamweight title fight between challenger Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey at UFC 168 is the fact that Tate actually lost her last fight. Cat Zingano faced and beat Tate via TKO in April to earn a title shot and a TUF coaching gig opposite Rousey, but she was forced out of both engagements after an ACL injury that required surgery.

Yesterday UFC president Dana White was asked about Zingano's health and ranking status. "She's doing good," White said.

"Hopefully she stays healthy and we can get her back by summer."

And when Zingano does return, White says the plan is still for her to fight for UFC gold.

"Oh she's the No. 1. She's numero uno, when she's healthy she'll be ready to go," White went on.

Did you miss Tate and Zingano's epic battle last spring? Click here to watch video highlights of it!

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