31 Facts About Miesha Tate

1. Miesha Tate was born in the Seattle suburb Tacoma, Washington, to Michelle Miesha Tate, and was raised by Michelle and husband Robert Schmidt.

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2. Miesha Tate's wrestled on the boys' team from her freshman year until graduation.

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3. Miesha Tate escaped a submission attempt and responded by "whaling down punches" while Posener was on her back for the remainder of the round.

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4. Miesha Tate made her professional debut in mixed martial arts in November 2007 at the one-night HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix.

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5. Miesha Tate captured the 135-pound FCF Women's Bantamweight Championship by defeating Liz Carreiro at Freestyle Cage Fighting 30 on April 4, 2009.

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6. Miesha Tate's defended the title once, defeating Valerie Coolbaugh by first-round armbar submission at FCF 38 in January 2010.

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7. On June 27, 2008, Miesha Tate debuted in Strikeforce, an MMA promotion based in San Jose, California, which televised bouts on Showtime and CBS.

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8. Fighting in the 135-pound bantamweight division, Miesha Tate defeated Elaina Maxwell by unanimous decision at Strikeforce: Melendez vs Thomson.

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9. Miesha Tate was scheduled to face Kim Couture, but Couture withdrew from the fight due to undisclosed reasons and Miesha Tate was matched up against Sarah Kaufman instead.

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10. Miesha Tate won the fight by armbar submission in the second round.

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11. Miesha Tate was then included in a one-night Strikeforce women's tournament on August 13, 2010, at Strikeforce Challengers: Riggs vs Taylor.

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12. Miesha Tate's defeated Kujala by unanimous decision after two rounds to advance to the tournament final.

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13. Shortly after the fight began, Miesha Tate escaped Rousey's first armbar attempt and retaliated with strikes.

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14. Miesha Tate was criticized by the media for risking long-term damage to her arm by resisting the armbar for several moments.

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15. Miesha Tate remarked, "We have our definite disagreements, but I give her credit for what she's done and where she's got in the sport of women's MMA.

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16. Miesha Tate faced Liz Carmouche in the co-main event at UFC on Fox: Werdum vs Browne on April 19, 2014.

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17. Miesha Tate's won the fight via unanimous decision, earning her first win in the UFC.

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18. Miesha Tate faced Sara McMann at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015.

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19. Miesha Tate fought Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016.

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20. Miesha Tate's agreed to a grappling-only rematch with Jessica Eye at a Submission Underground show on December 11, 2016.

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21. On November 7, 2018, it was reported that Miesha Tate joined ONE Championship as a Vice President.

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22. On March 24, 2021, Miesha Tate announced she would be returning to compete in MMA against Marion Reneau on July 17, 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs Moises.

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23. Miesha 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".

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24. In July 2011, Miesha Tate won the Strikeforce Bantamweight Championship by becoming the first woman to ever submit Marloes Coenen in an MMA bout.

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25. Miesha Tate's employed a variety of submissions while grappling with opponents, including heel hooks, guillotines, and kimura locks.

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26. Miesha Tate appears in the award-winning mixed martial arts documentary Fight Life.

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27. Miesha Tate is featured as a playable character in the video game EA Sports UFC.

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28. Miesha Tate's appeared nude in the 2013 ESPN Body Issue, and appeared on the December 2013 cover of Fitness Gurls magazine, which labeled Tate "the most beautiful woman in MMA.

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29. In 2014, Miesha Tate became the second MMA fighter to join NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick's KHI Management company.

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30. In 2022, Miesha Tate was the winner of third season of Celebrity Big Brother, in which she won four Head of Household competitions.

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31. On January 1, 2018, Miesha Tate announced that she was in a relationship with fellow MMA fighter Johnny Nunez.

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