Miesha Tate Joins Ronda Rousey, Signs with UFC

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistNovember 9, 2012

This just in from Twitter: Miesha Tate, rival of Strikeforce women's champion Ronda Rousey, will be joining the UFC.

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:-D

— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) November 9, 2012

News broke earlier tonight that the UFC was adding popular female fighter Ronda Rousey, and apparently, she will not be alone.

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.

While news is still breaking about Strikeforce closing its doors, watch the Bleacher/Report MMA section closely to see if more fighters announce that they will be joining the UFC.

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