Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as vice president

Delfin Dioquino
The former women's bantamweight world champion is the latest former UFC star to join ONE

NEW VENTURE. Miesha Tate says she is 'thrilled' to join ONE Championship. File photo by Steve Marcus/AFP/Getty Images

SINGAPORE – Former UFC stars continue to join ONE Championship, and Miesha Tate is the latest to follow suit.

The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will serve as ONE’s vice president, ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced on Thursday, November 8. 

“Miesha has been an incredible pioneer for the sport, and has been an inspiration for many young men and women. What impresses me most about Miesha is her humility, compassion, honor, and respect,” Sityodtong said. 

“Not only is she a good friend, but I am proud to have her represent ONE Championship on a global scale.” 

Tate’s appointment comes weeks after ONE acquired the services of former UFC flyweight king Demetrious Johnson and former UFC lightweight titlist Eddie Alvarez. 

The 32-year-old is regarded to have contributed heavily to the growth of mixed martial arts, particularly in the women’s division following her rivalry with former UFC star Ronda Rousey. 

She won the UFC bantamweight title in March 2016 before announcing her retirement from the sport 8 months later. She ended her career with an 18-7 record. 

“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a vice president. I truly believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration,” Tate said. Rappler.com

 

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.