|Weight Class||Bantamweight (135 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Birth Date||August 18, 1986|
|Fighting Out Of||Olympia, Washington, USA|
|Miesha Tate Pictures||Official Website|
Miesha Tate is a professional female mixed martial artist who competes at 135 lbs.
She has fought in Strikeforce and is the current Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has also competed and won a silver medal in the FILA Grappling Championships.
|Record||13 - 3 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Julie Kedzie||Submission (Armbar)||Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman||8/18/2012||3||3:28|
|Loss||Ronda Rousey||Submission (Armbar)||Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey||3/3/2012||1||4:27||Lost Strikeforce Welterweight (Women's) Championship|
|Win||Marloes Coenen||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson||7/30/2011||4||3:03||Won Strikeforce Welterweight (Women's) Championship|
|Win||Hitomi Akano||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers 10: Riggs vs. Taylor||8/13/2010||3||3:00||Won Strikeforce Women's 135 lbs. Tournament|
|Win||Maiju Kujala||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers 10: Riggs vs. Taylor||8/13/2010||2||3:00||Strikeforce Women's 135 lbs. Tournament Opening Round|
|Win||Zoila Gurgel||Submission (Armbar)||Strikeforce Challengers 7: Johnson vs. Mahe||3/26/2010||2||4:09|
|Win||Valerie Coolbaugh||Submission (Armbar)||FCF 38: Freestyle Cage Fighting 38||1/16/2010||1||4:45||Defended FCF Women's Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||Sara Oriza||KO (Head Kick)||CageSport: MMA||10/03/2009||2||0:08|
|Loss||Sarah Kaufman||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina||5/15/2009||3||3:00|
|Win||Lizbeth Carreiro||Submission (Shoulder Choke)||FCF: Freestyle Cage Fighting||4/04/2009||3||2:48||Wom FCF Women's Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||Dora Baptiste||Submission (Triangle Choke)||Atlas Fights: USA vs. Brazil||2/21/2009||1||1:48|
|Win||Jessica Bednarek||TKO||FCF: Freestyle Cage Fighting||1/31/2009||1||1:22|
|Win||Jamie Lynn Welsh||TKO (Punches)||CageSport: MMA||11/29/2008||1||2:21|
|Win||Elaina Maxwell||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson||6/27/2008||3||3:00|
|Loss||Kaitlin Young||KO (Head Kick)||HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women's Tournament||11/24/2007||1||0:30|
|Win||Jan Finney||Decision (Referee Decision)||HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women's Tournament||11/24/2007||4||3:00|
Tate wrestled on the boys' wrestling team in high school. In 2005, she won the high school women's state championship and went on to win nationals at the World Team Trials in the 158lb division.
Soon after, Tate joined a mixed martial arts sport club at Central Washington University that was run by her current boyfriend and trainer, Bryan Caraway.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Tate debuted in mixed martial arts in 2007 at the one-night HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix. She defeated Jan Finney in the opening round, but was knocked out later in the night by a head kick from eventual tournament champion Kaitlin Young.
Tate won three more times and captured the FCF Women's Bantamweight Championship by defeating Liz Carreiro at Freestyle Cage Fighting on April 4, 2009.
She returned to Strikeforce at Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina on May 15, 2009. Tate was originally scheduled to face Kim Couture, but Couture withdrew from the fight due to undisclosed reasons and Tate was matched up against undefeated Canadian Sarah Kaufman instead. In a competitive fight, Tate was defeated by Unanimous Decision, but it marked the first time that Kaufman had gone to a decision.
Tate knocked out Sarah Oriza eight seconds into the second round at a CageSport MMA event on October 3, 2009.
She successfully defended her FCF title by defeating Valerie Coolbaugh in the first round by armbar at FCF 38 on January 16, 2010.
Tate faced Zoila Gurgel at Strikeforce Challengers 7: Johnson vs. Mahe on March 26, 2010. Tate won the fight by armbar submission in the second round.
Tate was next scheduled to be part of the one-night Strikeforce 135-pound women's tournament on August 13, 2010 at Strikeforce Challengers 10: Riggs vs. Taylor. A random drawing was held on the day of the weigh-ins to determine first-round matchups and Tate faced Maiju Kujala in the opening round of the tournament. Tate defeated Kujala by Unanimous Decision after two rounds to advance to the tournament final, then defeating Hitomi Akano by Unanimous Decision after three rounds to become Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Tournament Champion. The win earned Tate a shot at a re-match with Sarah Kaufman, who went on to win the Strikeforce 135 lbs. Women's title, after defeating Tate the first time.
Championships and Accomplishments
- Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Champion
- Strikeforce Women's Welterweight (135 lbs.) Tournament Champion