Miesha Tate Signs With UFC, Joins Newly Created Women’s Bantamweight Division

The UFC isn’t wasting no time in building its newly-formed women’s division which includes reigning Strikeforce women’s champ turned UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey and now the former 135-pound Strikeforce title holder, Miesha Tate.

Tate, posting via her Twitter account, said:

“So Stoked to be fighting for the @UFC it’s been a dream of mine for along time! SO happy it’s finally come true”

Tate became the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion in 2011 by beating Dutch grappler, Marloes Coenen. However, she would hold the belt for just a few months, as Rousey forced Tate to tap by dislocating her arm at the elbow. Tate came back five months later, submitting Julie Kedzie in the third round after a brutal back-and-forth fight.

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