Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the sponsorship of Strikeforce™ Women’s Welterweight Champion, Miesha “Takedown” Tate as a Team Toyo® Athlete. With the Toyo Tires® logo on her fight shorts, Tate recently defeated Marloes Coenen live on SHOWTIME® to win the championship.
Tate is a native of Tacoma, Washington, and was the 2010 WMMA (Women’s Mixed Martial Arts) Fighter of the Year. Associated with Team Alpha Male, the 25-year old, 5-foot 6-inch Tate fights in the 135 lb. weight class and has a background in wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to wearing the Toyo Tires® logo on her fight shorts, Tate will also promote the Toyo Tires brand through appearances and additional marketing efforts.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Toyo Tires team and I am looking forward to representing Team Toyo!” said Miesha Tate.
“We are elated Toyo Tires was a part of Miesha Tate’s Strikeforce welterweight championship win,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We congratulate her on her awesome accomplishment. Her attitude in the cage reflects our ‘Driven to Perform’ philosophy and we look forward to being a part of her future pursuits.”
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