Miesha Tate named grand marshal for Michigan Sprint Cup race

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Miesha Tate, the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, has been announced as the grand marshal for the June 12 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

Tate will give the command to start engines for the FireKeepers Casino 400.

Tate, who is represented by Kevin Harvick‘s KHI Management, holds a 18-5-0 record in her professional MMA career and a 5-2-0 UFC record.

In March, Tate defeated then-champ Holly Holm in the fifth round of UFC 196 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The next day she attended the Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I’m excited and honored to be the grand marshal for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway,” Tate said in a release. “There are a lot of things I look forward to doing at the track, but to give the command to start the engines is at the top of my list for sure.”