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Miesha Tate


Win Rate
68 %
Finish Rate
53 %
Decision Win %
67 %
#10 Women's Bantamweight (UFC)

Miesha Tate

5' 6 (168 cm)
65 in. (5' 5/165 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
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 Approach
Tate 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
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.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Cat Zingano, Ronda Rousey
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two time) vs. Holly Holm and Marion Reneau
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce 2010 Women's Bantamweight Tournament Winner
  • Freestyle Cage Fighting: FCF Women's Bantamweight Championship
  • World MMA Awards: Female Fighter of the Year, 2011
  • World MMA Awards: Comeback of the year 2016
  • BloodyElbow.com: 2013 WMMA Fight of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on December 28
  • MMADNA.nl: 2016 Comeback of the Year vs. Holly Holm

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Fighter Videos

Free Fight: Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate 2 | UFC 168, 2013


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