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Former UFC champ Miesha Tate named ONE Championship Vice President

UFC Tokyo Press Conference Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

ONE Championship continues to make headlines with yet another high-profile acquisition, recently naming former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, as Vice President for the Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

The announcement comes after a busy month for ONE, which also grabbed free agent and former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, as well as ex-flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson. In addition, welterweight wunderkind Sage Northcutt is in Asia this week and expected to join the fray.

“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a vice president,” Tate said. “I truly believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams and inspiration. I’m honored to bring my experience as a World Champion and to help inspire the next generation of athletes. And of course, I am excited to relocate to my new home, Singapore, and travel throughout Asia!”

Tate knows a thing or two about real-life superheroes.

The 32 year-old “Cupcake” retired from UFC in the wake of her uninspired performance against Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 in New York. Perhaps best known for her rivalry with Ronda Rousey, the former Ultimate Fighter coach also held gold for Strikeforce.

Tate and her family will be relocating to Singapore.

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