Miesha Tate

Miesha Cupcake Tate is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

Tate claimed the title in stunning fashion on March 5, 2016, defeating then-champ Holly Holm with a rear naked choke in the fifth round of UFC 196 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tate, a fan favorite in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world, scored a takedown roughly midway through the final round, wrapped her arm around Holm’s neck and choked her opponent until she lost consciousness.  Tate had been waiting for her shot at Holm ever since the latter beat the seemingly undefeatable Ronda Rousey, then-UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, at UFC 193 in November 2015.  Holm had never lost an MMA fight until she fell to Tate at UFC 196, which also marked Tate’s fifth consecutive UFC victory.