Miesha Tate is officially a mother.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion delivered a baby girl after 67 hours of labor. Tate’s partner, MMA fighter Jonathan Nunez, posted a photo of the newborn, named Amaia Nevaeh Nunez, via Instagram on Sunday.
Finally... after over 67 hours of Labor, my love of my life has arrived, Amaia Nevaeh Nuñez... Amaia meet the World...Daddy Vows to love you, protect you and Never leave you!! I am dedicating my life to loving you, Cherishing you, Inspiring you and Teaching you what I have learned early and in the later of my life. I am confident that you won’t take this life for granted, and I know when you get where your going in life... you won’t forget to turn around and help the next one in line!! We will teach you, by example, to be Humble and Kind... just like your momma! GO GET EM BABY GIRL! The world is yours! #godsplan #helloworld #happybirthdayamor #myqueen #Humble&Kind #Amaia #Nuñez #myworld #sundayfunday *thank you all for respecting this whole tough amazing process, we love each and everyone of you! special thanks to Janelle @icutvegas for being the greatest support system!
Tate announced in January that she was expecting a daughter with Nunez, who competed on Season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
“I’m proud to announce we are expecting a beautiful baby girl,” Tate wrote then. “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.”
Tate last competed in the Octagon at UFC 205 in November 2016, where she lost a unanimous decision to Raquel Pennington in Madison Square Garden. She announced her retirement shortly after the defeat. “Cupcake” captured 135-pound championships in both the UFC and Strikeforce.
Tate’s friend, Myra Fukuno, also posted a photo of the occasion on her Instagram account:
Around midnight last night, I texted @mieshatate and told her that she had 24 hours to produce my birthday twin. And she did. Best birthday present ever! . I’m so proud of my incredible friend. After 67 hours of labor, she gave birth to a perfect, tiny human. I am so proud of her, to be able to call her one of my best friends, and to share a birthday with this little piece of magic named Amaia. So many congratulations to @mieshatate and @johnnyboymma ! . Thank you for the messages and texts. It’s been an especially taxing week for me, but somehow you all made it better. . This special occasion was too good to keep to myself, but it’s back to radio silence for me.