Biography(references)While attending Franklin Pierce High School, Tate sought a sport to participate in, and eventually chose amateur wrestling over basketball. While Tate was attending Central Washington University, a friend of hers encouraged her to attend the mixed martial arts club with her. After seeing her training partners perform in actual competition, Tate was encouraged to accept her first amateur bout in March 2006, in which she was matched against Elizabeth Posener, a Muay Thai specialist. Despite her eagerness to continue, Tate's corner ended the bout after the second round due to the injury she had sustained.
Combat ApproachTate is known for her extensive knowledge of grappling arts, including wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and submission defense; her wrestling-heavy style lead to her first nickname, "Takedown". In July 2011, Tate won the Strikeforce Bantamweight Championship by becoming the first woman to ever submit Marloes Coenen in an MMA bout. Having won multiple titles in wrestling, Tate was well known for her power on the ground, which often allowed her to hold opponents in vulnerable positions.
Fighter Trivia(references)Tate attended Central Washington University, where she met her ex-boyfriend Bryan Caraway. On September 5, 2016, she helped carry a six-year-old girl with a broken arm while hiking in Nevada. On January 1, 2018, Tate announced that she was in a relationship with fellow MMA fighter Johnny Nuñez.
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