UFC bantamweight Miesha Tate will become the next mixed martial artist to bare all for the pages of ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue” when the publication’s 2013 edition hits newsstands Friday, July 12.

Tate joins a host of athletes selected to appear in this year’s issue, including New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried. “The Body Issue” will also showcase the likes of volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, WNBA standout Swin Cash and 77-year-old golfer Gary Player.

The issue, which features elite athletes posing naked in sport-specific positions, was first published in 2009. Mixed martial artists like Gina Carano, Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey have previously posed for the publication, with the latter athlete gracing last year’s cover.

Tate, 26, is currently taping “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 18 opposite Rousey, who was initially supposed to square off with Cat Zingano after “Alpha” stopped Tate this past April. However, Zingano suffered a serious knee injury in training and was then replaced by Tate, who will now rematch the UFC champion at the conclusion of “TUF 18.”

Rousey and Tate first met last year over Tate’s Strikeforce title, with “Rowdy” lifting the belt from around her waist with a first-round armbar, dislocating Tate’s elbow in the process. Prior to that setback, Tate had won six straight fights, capping that stretch with a title-winning submission of Marloes Coenen in July 2011.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

The MMA Beat on Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, Rampage lawsuit, Burt Watson

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

On the latest edition of The MMA Beat, the panelists discuss Ronda Rousey's win at UFC 184, Brock Lesnar's potential return to the octagon, the Rampage Jackson-Bellator lawsuit, Burt Watson's abrupt read news >>

The MMA Beat on dos Anjos, Jedrzejczyk, Rousey at UFC 190, Koscheck, more

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

On the latest edition of The MMA Beat, the panelists discuss a variety of topics, including the upset title wins by Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk last weekend, as well as the potential Rond read news >>

Ronda Rousey's latest fight is for the legalization of MMA in New York

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 views

It looks like the UFC and MMA are finally on the verge of success in the state of New York, and Zuffa is sending one of their biggest stars to try and move the agenda along. The failure of MMA to bec read news >>

The MMA Hour - 274 - Rich Franklin

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC legend Rich Franklin stops by to update us on the latest going on his life. read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, March 24: Maia maintains top-10 spot

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Despite this past weekend’s UFC event, this week’s USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings saw little movement.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

The MMA Beat on Brock Lesnar, the UFC 189 World Tour, Hector Lombard, UFC 186

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

The latest edition of The MMA Beat features a panelist discussion on the UFC 189 World Tour event, Brock Lesnar's decision to leave the UFC behind, as well as the state of the promotion's upcoming PP read news >>

Latest rankings after UFC 184: Holly Holm cracks Top 10, Anderson Silva continues to tumble

  • 29 days ago
  • 98 views

And fortunately for Cat Zingano, she is still considered the next best women's bantamweight after Ronda Rousey despite her quick loss to "Rowdy." The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ran read news >>

UFC Champion Ronda Rousey's Latest Movie Project Revealed | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will star alongside “The Raid” actor Iko Uwais in the film “Mile 22." Filming on the project begins in May. read news >>

Fortunes changed for five at UFC 184

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

It was barely two years ago when UFC held its first women's MMA fight, and like any major change, there was all kinds of criticism. The focal point of the criticism was Ronda Rousey, put front and ce read news >>