Best of Vegas 2014: People

[Best of Vegas 2014]

Best Local MMA Fighter: Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate battles Liz Carmouche at a UFC Fight Night.
Photo: Reinhold Matay/AP

At a time when many of Las Vegas’ best fighters were retiring or relocating, Miesha Tate arrived in town. The No. 3 ranked women’s bantamweight in the UFC has camped out at Xtreme Couture to train for each of her last two fights. And though the former women’s 135-pound Strikeforce champion comes from a wrestling background, she’s developed the rest of her game en route to posting a 14-5 career record.

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