Meet Miesha Tate -
Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate

Vice President ONE Championship


Miesha “Cupcake” Tate, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight Champion and one of the most popular and successful females in the sport’s history, currently serves as an ambassador for the UFC and as a TV analyst for FOX Sports since retiring from fighting in November 2016.

Tate claimed the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title in stunning fashion eight months prior to retirement on March 5, 2016, defeating then-champ Holly Holm with a rear naked choke in the fifth round of UFC 196 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tate, a fan favorite in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world, scored a takedown roughly midway through the final round, wrapped her arm around Holm’s neck and choked her opponent until she lost consciousness. Tate had been waiting for her shot at Holm ever since the latter beat the seemingly undefeatable Ronda Rousey, then-UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, at UFC 193 in November 2015. Holm had never lost an MMA fight until she fell to Tate at UFC 196, which also marked Tate’s fifth consecutive UFC victory.

A former Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight champion, Tate was known for her gripping ability, athleticism, and determination. Her legendary rivalry with Rousey, which began with their March 2012 Strikeforce fight, was one of the most infamous in UFC history and in today’s sports world, credited by UFC President Dana White with bringing women’s MMA to the UFC and piquing national interest.

The 5’6” Tate gained an enormous fan following during her 2013 stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate on FS1, a reality MMA show pitting two teams of male and female bantamweight fighters living and training together as they vied for the “The Ultimate Fighter” title and a lucrative UFC contract. Rousey and Tate served as the first-ever female coaches and mentors for the show, which welcomed female fighters to the series and the UFC house for the first time since its inception in 2005. Tate and Rousey’s legendary rivalry was showcased throughout the series and garnered national attention. At the conclusion of the season, Rousey and Tate faced off for the women’s bantamweight title, with Rousey defeating Tate via submission (armbar).

Training out of Las Vegas, the woman nicknamed “Cupcake” for her love of the sweet treat fought professionally from 2007 through November 2016. Upon retiring in 2016, Tate held an 18-7-0 record in her professional MMA career and a 5-4-0 UFC record.

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