Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate
usaUnited States
August 18, 1986

who is Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate, also known as “Cupcake,” is a former professional mixed martial artist and UFC fighter. She was born on August 18, 1986, in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Tate is best known for her successful career in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division.

what her performance

Tate made her professional MMA debut in 2007 and quickly gained recognition for her grappling skills and tenacity inside the cage. She earned numerous victories in various promotions before joining Strikeforce in 2009. During her time in Strikeforce, she became the promotion’s bantamweight champion.

Miesha Tate: The Comeback Continues Ep. 1

After a big win in her return to the octagon Miesha jumps right back in to camp. With her fiancé Johnny Nunez and her son and daughter by her side, this hard-working mom is on a mission to become a UFC champion once again.

Meisha has shared the octagon with the best female fighters in the world including Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Amanda Nunes, Liz Carmouche and Marion Reneau and plans to use that experience to climb the UFC rankings.


when she lost prominent fight

In 2013, Miesha Tate transitioned to the UFC, where she became a prominent figure in the women’s bantamweight division. She is widely remembered for her intense rivalry with fellow fighter Ronda Rousey, which captured significant attention in the MMA world. Though she was unable to secure a victory against Rousey in two attempts, her perseverance and fighting spirit endeared her to fans.

Tate’s moment of triumph came in March 2016 when she faced Holly Holm at UFC 196. She defeated Holm via a dramatic fifth-round submission, claiming the UFC women’s bantamweight title.

how was the interesting fight between miesha tate vs Holy holm

Throughout her career, Miesha Tate showcased a well-rounded skill set, with notable grappling and ground-and-pound abilities. She retired from professional MMA in 2016 but returned to the sport after a break, signing with the UFC again in 2020.

The fight between Miesha Tate and Holly Holm took place at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. It was a highly anticipated bout in the women’s bantamweight division, as both fighters were skilled and accomplished in their own right.

Holly Holm entered the fight as the reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion, having gained widespread recognition for her striking abilities, particularly her boxing and kickboxing skills. She had made headlines just a few months prior to this fight by stunning the MMA world with a knockout victory over Ronda Rousey, ending Rousey’s undefeated streak and taking the title from her.

Miesha Tate, on the other hand, was a formidable grappler with a relentless fighting style. She had already fought for the title once before against Ronda Rousey but had come up short on both occasions.

All fights of Miesha tate

  1. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Bednark (March 3, 2007) – Submission (Armbar) in HOOKnSHOOT – BodogFIGHT Women’s Tournament Quarterfinals.
  2. Loss – Miesha Tate vs. Kaitlin Young (October 6, 2007) – Unanimous Decision in Freestyle Cage Fighting 30.
  3. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Jan Finney (October 25, 2008) – Submission (Armbar) in HOOKnSHOOT – Women’s Grand Prix Semifinals.
  4. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Valerie Coolbaugh (March 28, 2009) – Technical Knockout (Punches) in Freestyle Cage Fighting 37.
  5. Loss – Miesha Tate vs. Sarah Kaufman (May 15, 2009) – Unanimous Decision in Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg.
  6. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Zoila Frausto (September 25, 2009) – Submission (Armbar) in Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings.
  7. Loss – Miesha Tate vs. Sarah Kaufman (March 26, 2010) – Unanimous Decision in Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs. Mahe.
  8. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Maiju Kujala (July 23, 2010) – Technical Knockout (Punches) in Strikeforce Challengers: Riggs vs. Taylor.
  9. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Hitomi Akano (August 13, 2010) – Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) in Strikeforce: Houston.
  10. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Marloes Coenen (July 30, 2011) – Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) in Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson – Tate won the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
  11. Loss – Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey (March 3, 2012) – Submission (Armbar) in Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey – Tate lost the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
  12. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie (August 18, 2012) – Submission (Armbar) in Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.
  13. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano (April 13, 2013) – Technical Submission (Armbar) in The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
  14. Loss – Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey (December 28, 2013) – Submission (Armbar) in UFC 168 – Tate lost the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
  15. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche (April 19, 2014) – Unanimous Decision in UFC on FOX 11.
  16. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai (September 20, 2014) – Unanimous Decision in UFC Fight Night 52.
  17. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann (January 31, 2015) – Majority Decision in UFC 183.
  18. Win – Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye (July 25, 2015) – Unanimous Decision in UFC on FOX 16.
  19. Loss – Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm (March 5, 2016) – Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in UFC 196 – Tate won the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

when Miesha Tate Retired from UFC

Miesha Tate was primarily associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during her active MMA career. She retired from professional MMA in 2016 after winning the UFC women’s bantamweight title but made a comeback in 2020, signing with the UFC again. However, her career decisions or potential affiliations after my last update are not available to me.

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