When people think about Martial Arts, many people do not think about women. Even so, there have been many women in that field of Mixed Martial Arts who have been successful and have done great to carve a name for themselves in that sector. One of such women is Miesha Tate who is a renowned Mixed Martial Arts Pundit and was also a former Mixed Martial Artist. She has been a force to reckon with during her active years in Martial Arts and has won many times in competitions. Her determination is one that we cannot deny at any given time.
Miesha Tate Early life
Miesha Tate was born in Tacoma in the year 1986. She was always a tomboy ever since she became a youth and had always mingled with boys and felt comfortable around them. Tate schooled at Franklin Pierce High School, and while there, her sport of choice was wrestling. She used to wrestle at the boy’s team and would get beaten during the first times until she had the tactics and strength to keep up. In 2005, she competed in a State Championship for girls, and she won. She later graduated and joined Central Washington University where she joined a Mixed Martial Arts club after being persuaded by a friend. She developed an interest in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It was in the year 2007 in November that Tate took part in a professional fight at the HOOKnSHOOT Grand Prix for women that was for one night. She won against Jan Finney but was defeated by Kaitlin Young who became the champion. In 2008 and 2009, she took part in many other competitions and won.
In 2009, Tate won her first Bantamweight Championship title in Mixed Martial Arts. She defended her title in 2010 and won after defeating Valerie Coolbaugh. She also took part in Strikeforce which was an MMA promotion (2008). She fought in the 135-pound bantamweight category, and she won. She came back to Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina and she fought against Sarah Kaufman who defeated her by unanimous decision. In 2011, Tate fought against Marloes Coenen in July as she challenged her for the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship. She won in the fourth round and took the belt home. In 2012, she was scheduled for a striker-versus-grappler match-up where she was going against Julie Kedzie. Although she took a beating, she managed to subdue Julie during the third round and won.
In 2013, she became a part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She fought against Rousey but was defeated in the third round. In 2015, she fought against Jessica Eye at a top contender bout and won. In January 2016, she fought against Holly Holm who was the then UFC Champion. This was at UFC 196. Tate won and became the UFC Bantamweight champion. She retired from Mixed Martial Arts in the same year. Throughout her career, she has won a total of 18 fights and has lost seven times.
Miesha Tate net worth in 2017
The net worth of Miesha Tate is estimated to be $6.5 million US dollars as of 2017. This is from her Mixed Martial Arts experiences as well as her career as a Mixed Martial Arts Pundit.
Miesha has done a great job in maintaining her relevance in the society. She is a woman that many Mixed Martial Artists will read about in the coming years. She wanted to have a success story to share with her grandkids, and now she has.