Her time as UFC bantamweight queen may have been short, but there’s no denying that Miesha Tate played an important role in getting female MMA to where it is today.

Not only did she challenge Ronda Rousey for the belt, but she was Rousey’s nemesis in Strikeforce – a rivalry that carried them through a season of TUF as opposing coaches, and put enough spotlight on Tate to make her a star in her own right. When she finally choked Holly Holm out to earn the UFC title, it was as if all those years of hard work, and hard fighting, had finally paid off.

Tate has since retired from competition, and now coaches and works the microphone for FOX Sports. And…

…She’s having a kid! With someone not named Bryan Caraway! Congrats, Miesha Tate!

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 & 2017 were crazy years full of transitions for me but I’m so happy where I’m at now moving into 2018. I have many things to be grateful for but one stands out in particular, you see there’s this man who has brought joy and happiness into my life in a way I’ve never known before, Johnny thank you for that. I’m proud to announce we are expecting a beautiful baby girl. Now you can sit and speculate… or you can just be happy for us. I’d like to ask that everyone respect the fact that (like we have been) we would like to continue to live our private lives primarily out of the media. I won’t comment on specifics so just know that I am very happy, very excited and my life has never felt so complete. Thank you all for the continued support on this crazy journey we call life! #FollowYourHeart #mommytobe #daughter #cupcakeintheoven #love #HappyNewYear ? ?????

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