Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Despite opponent change, Miesha Tate comfortable with "win-win" situation

Originally posted on MMAjunkie.com

Things have changed quickly for Miesha Tate (6-1).

From Shawnee to Showtime, Tate has gone from a rural Oklahoma fight to national television in just four months.

And as Tate prepares to meet undefeated Canadian Sarah Kaufman (8-0) on the main card of Friday's "Strikeforce Challengers" event in Fresno, Calif., the Washington resident is excited with every last adjustment.

"I'm just really excited to be a part of [Strikeforce]," Tate said. "I think this is the forefront for women's MMA, and I can't be more excited to be a part of it. It really is a dream come true for me."

That dream took a decided plot twist in the past two weeks, when Tate's original opponent, Kim Couture (1-1), was forced to withdraw from the bout for unspecified reasons. Kaufman jumped at the opportunity to step in, and the change of opponents represented a real upgrade for Tate to face.

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