When it was revealed that UFC President Dana White would be introducing a women’s bantamweight division to the Ultimate Fighting Championship years ago, fans rejoiced. The likes of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate fought their hearts out around the country’s regional scene before making it to Strikeforce where they could showcase their talent on a major platform.
Little did they know that they would throw down on an even bigger platform and make a name for themselves in the mainstream world of sports. Miesha Tate will go down in history as one of the most popular fighters to ever step foot inside the octagon; With a name like “Cupcake”, few casual fans were expecting the aggression and efficiency that she displayed each time she fought.
Tate won the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship at “UFC 196” when she was ultimately able to submit Holly Holm with a rear-naked choke. Just one fight later, however, Tate would go on to suffer defeat at the hands of current champion Amanda Nunes.
Tate’s next fight in the octagon would be her last as she shocked the world by announcing her retirement at the end of “UFC 205” in Madison Square Garden. Tate left with her head held high before making a quick transition to the analyst desk on FS1. Tate was recently spotted on the mats and she looks to be in GREAT shape:
“Some of the women of @xcmma getting work in! We would love more female training partners, open invitation to come train and if you like it, stay! • • •
#Workhard #TrainHard #getsum #xtremecouture #Wmma #smile #strongisthenewskinny ?”
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