UFC Champ Miesha Tate Serves as Grand Marshal at NASCAR Race

By Sherdog.com Staff Jun 11, 2016

Miesha Tate got the engines revving at Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

The UFC women’s bantamweight champion served as grand marshal of the FireKeepers Casino 400, which took place at Michigan International Speedway. Tate is a client of KHI Management, the sports-marketing agency co-owned by driver Kevin Harvick, who finished in fifth place on the day.

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Tate is scheduled to return to the cage in four weeks, when she will defend her 135-pound title for the first time against Amanda Nunes on the main card of UFC 200. “Cupcake” is currently riding a five-fight winning streak, most recently choking out Holly Holm in March to claim UFC gold for the first time.


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