Archive for the ‘Miesha Tate’ Category
Dirty, or perhaps, Dirty Sanchez trained a little MMA with the boys from Strikeforce at AKA. This challenge for the day was to take on Miss Miesha Tate in a little sparring match. Dirty pressed pretty hard, but in the end, Miesha landed a number of strikes, took Dirty down and finished up the sparring match as the only one with pride. Check out the video.
If you’re a fan of Miesha Tate, be sure to check out her new website just launched on Ning. The site is very interactive, allowing for online chatting with Miesha, discussion forums, posts to twitter, video galleries, photo galleries, personalized accounts and email address on her network and more. The site just launched so the content is still growing. However, from a social standpoint, the number of fans are growing quickly (380 members as of this post) and it could be a cool place to link up with other Miesha Tate fans.
Fighter Dolls, which has just posted their first post to vimeo, has put together an excellent documentary highlighting the life and career of Miesha Tate. She grew up in Tacome Washington, was always a Tom Boy, but enjoyed being a girl at the same time. In High School she decided to join the wrestling team, he Mother was totally shocked by this, but her coach saw a ton of skill and talent in Miesha, which eventually brought her to the state championships. In College she was introduced to MMA and after watching her first male fight, she immediately jumped in and started her career, which was a true test of her heart… Then comes her professional career…
Miesha Tate is one of the few female fighters who may give Gina Carano a run for her money. Not in the ring, but rather, on the runway. Fight! Magazine recently shot an amazing photo shoot with Miesha Tate showing off that junk in the trunk in some boy short underwear. Gentlemen, this is why you want to find yourself a girl who fights! Another big thanks to ProCannonFodder for the find.
A classic Grappler vs Striker match up, Kaitlin Young versus Miesha Tate. Miesha comes into the fight looking to exchange a jab and immediately you can see the difference between the two fighter’s hand speed. Kaitlin’s punches are fast and combined effectively with knees, she lands a few devastating blows and ends the fight quickly with a huge right kick to Miesha’s jaw taking her down. Insane fight.
With all of the talk about Gina Carano and her upcoming EliteXC Saturday Night Fight this weekend, I thought I’d take the time to highlight some other not so famous female MMA fighters who are showing some competition in the area of looks against Ms. Carano. The first fighter is Melanie LaCroix, Melaine currently has 2 professional wins and one loss to Katrina Alendal (2 and 3, 1 loss to Fight Girl Jennifer Tate). A notable win among others was her victory over Melissa Vasquez (Pictured Right) at ShoXC ending in a 2:58 KO in the first round of the fight.
Another notable female MMA Fighter is Sarah Ponce. In addition to being a 12 and 1 Olympic kickboxer (2008 Olympics), Sarah is additionally a swimsuit model and below is just one of her many picture that we plan to post.
Miesha Tate, a 2 and 1 MMA fighter with wins over Elaina Maxwell and Jan Finney and a loss to the notable Kaitlin Young ending in a fast KO at BoDog. Check out this picture of Miesha courtesy of Sherdog.