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6Miesha Tate Awakening Profile

16 Dec 2016 | Discover Miesha Tate’s full martial arts history here, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. ▷ Female fight enthusiasts only!

Awards:
World MMA Awards / Female Fighter of the Year (2011).
Women’s MMA Awards / Submission of the Year (vs. Marloes Coenen) (2011),
Female Fighter of the Year (2010),
Female Bantamweight of the Year (2010),
Submission of the Year (vs. Lizbeth Carreiro) (2009).
ESPN / Submission of the Month (July 2011)

Titles won:2010 – Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Tournament (Winner)
2010 – Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion
2009 – FCF Women’s Bantamweight Championship (1 defense)
2009 – FILA World Team Trials Senior Women’s No-Gi (Runner-up)
2008 – FILA Grappling World Championships Senior Women’ No-Gi (Silver)
2008 – FILA World Team Trials Senior Women’s Gi (Winner)
2007 – BodogFIGHT Women’s Bantamweight Tournament (Semi-finalist)
2005 – WIAA Girls High School State Championship
2005 – WIAA Girls All-State.

As martial arts spread, so did the idea of mixed-style competitions. Often a practitioner of one martial art challenged a practitioner of a different one for ultimate bragging rights. These mixed-style competitions took place worldwide for several decades, eventually gaining intense popularity in the United States.

Participants in these competitions learned from their opponents and began to realize that in order to become well-rounded fighters, they must study any combative art form that could give them an edge in the game.

For instance, if a kickboxer was matched with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, the kickboxer would realize that he must become more adept at defending takedowns, thus prompting him to train with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters. (Jiu-Jitsu ground fighting incorporates various submission holds, such as joint and compression locks and chokes.) From that point forward, competitions were no longer between athletes who focused on a singular martial art but between two mixed martial arts athletes.

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MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessionalWorld Champion
2ND DISCIPLINESubmission GrapplingProfessionalWorld Champion
3RD DISCIPLINEWrestlingAmateurChampion
4TH DISCIPLINE
5TH DISCIPLINE
6TH DISCIPLINE
MISC INFO

Miesha Tate, along with rival Ronda Rousey, coached Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, the first season to have female coaches and female competitors.

Miesha has also served as a WMMA events commentator, including Invicta Fighting Championships 7.

On November 12th, 2016, following her loss on the historic UFC 205 event, Miesha announced her retirement from MMA.

PERSONAL LIFE
PERSONAL
First NameMiesha
Last NameTate
Nickname/sTakedown, Cupcake
Birth NameMiesha Theresa Tate
Age
Date of BirthAugust 18, 1986
NationalityAmerican
BornTacoma, Washington, United States
ResidenceYakima, Washington, United States
StatusRetired
Weight classBantamweight
Weight range135 - 136lbs / 61 - 61kg
Preferred134lbs / 61kg
Height5ft 6.5in / 168.5cm
Reach64.5in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
831
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

Awaiting quote

  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
MMA18-7-0
MMA (Amateur)5-1-0
STATISTICS

MMA 7 Submissions
2 TKOs
1 KO
MMA (Amateur)2 Submissions

TITLES

2016 – UFC Bantamweight World Champion
2011 – Strikeforce Bantamweight World Champion
2010 – Strikeforce Bantamweight Tournament (Winner)
2009 – FCF Women’s Bantamweight Championship (1 defense)
2009 – FILA World Team Trials Senior Women’s No-Gi (Runner-up)
2008 – FILA Grappling World Championships Senior Women’ No-Gi (Silver)
2008 – FILA World Team Trials Senior Women’s Gi (Winner)
2007 – BodogFIGHT Women’s Bantamweight Tournament (Semi-finalist)
2005 – WIAA Girls High School State Championship
2005 – WIAA Girls All-State

AWARDS

2015 – Promoting Real Women / Fan Favourite Pro Fighter
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Personality of the Year Awards
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Fight of the Year (UFC168: Rousey vs Tate) Awards
2011 – World MMA Awards / Female Fighter of the Year
2011 – ESPN / Submission of the Month (July)
2011 – WMMA Press Awards / Submission of the Year (Strikeforce: vs Marloes Coenen)
2010 – WMMA Press Awards / Fighter of the Year
2010 – WMMA Press Awards / Bantamweight of the Year
2009 – WMMA Press Awards / Submission of the Year (Freestyle Cage Fighting 30: vs Lizbeth Carreiro)

 

MEDIA

Filmography
Fight Life (2007)

TV
The Ultimate Fighter Season 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate (2013)

Other Media
ESPN Body Issue (2013) – Magazine Spread
Fitness Gurls (2013) – Magazine, December Issue

TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Gym / Affiliations

Team Alpha Male

Management

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
WJessica EyeOvertime (Fastest Escape)BJJ12/11/16Submission Underground II, Portland, Oregon, United States
…………………………..ProNo Gi • Submission Only rules • Co-Main Event
LRaquel PenningtonUnanimous DecisionMMA11/12/16UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor, MSG, New York, New York, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 135.6 lbs (61.5 kgs)
LAmanda NunesRear-Naked ChokeMMA07/09/16UFC 200: Tate vs Nunes, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
3:16R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs)
WHolly HolmRear-Naked ChokeMMA03/05/16UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
3:30R5 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title • 135lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) 
WJessica EyeUnanimous DecisionMMA07/25/15UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs Barao 2, United Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
WSara McMannMajority DecisionMMA01/31/15UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
5:00R3ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Prelim Card • Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
WRin NakaiUnanimous DecisionMMA09/20/14UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs Nelson, Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
5:00R3ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WLiz CarmoucheUnanimous DecisionMMA04/19/14UFC on Fox 11: Werdum vs Browne, Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, United States
5:00R3ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
LRonda RouseyArmbarMMA12/28/13UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:58R3ProUFC Bantamweight title • 135lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
LCat ZinganoTKO (Knees/Elbows)MMA04/13/13UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2:55R3ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
WJulie KedzieArmbarMMA08/18/12Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman, Valley View, San Diego, California, United States
3:28R3ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Prelim Card • Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
LRonda RouseyArmbarMMA03/03/12Strikeforce: Tate vs Rousey, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, United States
4:27R1ProStrikeforce Bantamweight title • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs)
WMarloes CoenenArm-Triangle ChokeMMA07/30/11Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
3:03R4ProStrikeforce Bantamweight title • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WHitomi AkanoUnanimous DecisionMMA08/13/10YTStrikeforce Challengers: Riggs vs Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
3:00R3ProStrikeforce Bantamweight Tournament Final • Weigh-In: 134.2 lbs (60.9 kgs)
WMaiju KujalaUnanimous DecisionMMA08/13/10YTStrikeforce Challengers: Riggs vs Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
3:00R2ProStrikeforce Bantamweight Tournament Semi-final • Weigh-In: 134.2 lbs (60.9 kgs)
WZoila GurgelArmbarMMA03/26/10YTStrikeforce Challengers 7: Johnson vs Mahe, Fresno, California, United States
4:09R2ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
WValerie CoolbaughArmbarMMA01/16/10Freestyle Cage Fighting 38, Expo Square Pavilion, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
4:45R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSarah OrizaKO (Head Kick)MMA10/03/09CageSport 7, Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, United States
0:38R2ProMain Event
LSarah KaufmanUnanimous DecisionMMA05/15/09Strikeforce Challengers 1: Evangelista vs Aina, Fresno, California, United States
3:00R3ProBantamweight • 135lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 135.4 lbs (61.4 kgs)
WLizbeth CarreiroPhantom ChokeMMA04/04/09YTFreestyle Cage Fighting 30, Firelake Grand Casino, Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
2:48R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WDora BaptisteTriangle ChokeMMA02/21/09Atlas Fights: USA vs Brazil, IP Casino Resort, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
1:48R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJessica BednarkTKO (Punches)MMA01/31/09YTFreestyle Cage Fighting 27, Firelake Grand Casino, Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
1:22R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJamie Lynn WelshTKO (Punches)MMA11/29/08CageSport MMA, Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, United States
2:21R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WElaina MaxwellUnanimous DecisionMMA06/27/08Strikeforce: Melendez vs Thomson, HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States
3:00R3ProFeatherweight • 145lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
LKaitlin YoungKO (Head Kick)MMA11/24/07YTEvansville Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, United States
0:30R1ProHOOKnSHOOT: BodogFIGHT Women’s Tournament
WJan FinneyReferee DecisionMMA11/24/07YTEvansville Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, United States
3:00R4ProHOOKnSHOOT: BodogFIGHT Women’s Tournament
WValerie CoolbaughArmbarMMA10/06/07MAX MMA: Fists of Fury, Illinois, United States
………R3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
WDebra LouisArmbarMMA10/14/06USA MMA: Cage Fighting Warriors, Yakima, Washington, United States
1:27R3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
LElizabeth PosenerTKO (Corner Stoppage)MMA03/25/06USA MMA: Wanted Fighting Challenge, Wenatchee, Washington, United States
3:00R2Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
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