By the Numbers: Miesha Tate
An adventurous spirit charts Miesha Tate’s next course.
The former Strikeforce and Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight titleholder will move up to 125 pounds when she takes on Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 208 on May 14. Tate enters the match having lost three of his last four fights. She last competed in the main event of UFC Fight Night 198, where she dropped a five-round unanimous decision to Nova Uniao standout Ketlen Vieira on Nov. 20. his six takedown attempts.
As Tate looks to her next battle with Murphy, a look at some of the numbers that have been with her so far:
35: Years for Tate, who was born in Tacoma, Washington on August 18, 1986. ‘The Fly’, ‘Aliens’, ‘Armed and Dangerous’, ‘The Karate Kid Part II’ and ‘Top Gun’ were Top 5 films at the domestic box office at the time.
11: Tate wins by knockout, technical knockout or decision, representing 58% of his career total (19). His list of victims includes Marion Reneau, Holly Holm, Julie Kedzie, Marloes Coenen and Zoila Frausto.
14: Takedowns completed by Tate as the UFC women’s bantamweight, placing her sixth on the promotion’s all-time list at 135 pounds. She follows Sara McMann (23), Amanda Nunes (20), Julianna Pena (16), Liz Carmouche (15) and Raquel Pennington (15).
82: It took Tate seconds to put Jessica Bednark away with punches at Freestyle Cage Fighting 27 on January 31, 2009. Coming into her fifth professional assignment, it remains the fastest finish to her 27-fight career.
2: Knockout losses on Tate’s CV. She bowed to a first-round headbutt from Kaitlin Young under the HOOKnSHOOT banner on November 24, 2007 and succumbed to a volley of knees and a follow-up elbow from Cat Zingano in the third round of their pairing at “The Ultimate Fighter 17” Finale April 13, 2013.
126: Tate’s days as undisputed UFC women’s bantamweight champion. She won the title when she put Holm to sleep with a rear naked choke in the fifth round of their UFC 196 co-main event on March 5, 2016 and relinquished it when she submitted to a rear choke. nude of Nunes in the first round of their UFC 200 headliner on July 9, 2016.
6: Organizations in which Tate competed as a mixed martial artist. She went 6-5 at UFC, 6-2 at Strikeforce, 3-0 at Freestyle Cage Fighting, 2-0 at CageSport MMA, 1-1 at HOOKnSHOOT and 1-0 at Atlas Fights.
200,000: Post-fight bonus dollars collected by Tate in his 11 UFC appearances. She received the “Fight of the Night” award twice and “Performance of the Night” twice more.
54: Pro rounds completed by Tate since her debut in 2007. She has gone the distance 11 times and holds an 8-3 record in those fights.
.727: Cumulative winning percentage between the seven women – Vieira, Nunes, Pennington, Zingano, Young, Ronda Rousey (twice) and Sarah Kaufman – who beat Tate. They have a combined record of 104-38-1.