Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate joins Asian MMA promotion ONE Championship.
“It is both an honor and a privilege to announce that women’s mixed martial arts world champion Miesha Tate will be joining ONE Championship as Vice President, said Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. “Miesha has been an incredible pioneer for the sport, and has been an inspiration for many young men and women.”
“What impresses me most about Miesha is her humility, compassion, honor, and respect. Throughout her career, Miesha has always exemplified the deep-rooted martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. Not only is she a good friend, but I am proud to have her represent ONE Championship on a global scale. I look forward to welcoming Miesha to her new home in Singapore!”
Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is one of the biggest and most recognizable names in the martial arts industry. She is a pioneer of women’s mixed martial arts. Tate retired from professional competition in 2016, and finished her mixed martial arts career with a 18-7 record. Her most notable victories came over Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, Jessica Eye, and Holly Holm whom she defeated to capture the women’s bantamweight world title. Following her professional career, Tate became a broadcast analyst. Tate now joins ONE Championship as Vice President.
“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a Vice President. I truly believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration,” said Tate. “I’m honored to bring my experience as a World Champion and to help inspire the next generation of athletes. And of course, I am excited to relocate to my new home, Singapore, and travel throughout Asia.”
Miesha Tate joins the list of famed American Mixed Martial Artist who have recently become a part ONE Championship. Former UFC lightweight and flyweight champions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious (respectively) have recently signed the Asian MMA promotion and are expected to make their debut at the announced World Grand Prix.