Miesha Tate Joins Invicta Broadcast Team for Invicta Fighting Championships 7 on Saturday

December 2, 2013
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Miesha-Tate-VideoUFC women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate will join the announce team as guest analyst for this Saturday’s Invicta Fighting Championships 7 from Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City.

Tate will call the nine-bout event featuring three world championship fights alongside play-by-play announcer Michael Schiavello and color analyst and Invicta veteran “King” Mo Lawal. Schiavello, a long-time broadcaster, will call his first Invicta PPV telecast.

Tate, a former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion, will face UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey in a long-awaited rematch at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In Saturday’s main event, Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak (8-2) will defend her title against three-time “Fight of the Night” winner Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (6-3-1).

In the co-feature, Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) will put her belt on the line against undefeated Brazilian superstar Claudia Gadelha (11-0).

In a third world title fight, the inaugural Invicta FC bantamweight world championship title will be on the line, featuring knockout artist Lauren Murphy (7-0) against unbeaten rising star Miriam Nakamoto (2-0, 1 NC).

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  • onehitwonder

    what’s a color analyst ?

    • Timothy Malone

      Play-by-play analyst and color analyst/commentator are terms carried over from team sports broadcasts like baseball and football where one guy is supposed to describe the action (play-by-play) but while no action is happening his partner is supposed to fill the gap with interesting information (the “color”) about the players, coaches, strategy. The color commentator is more often than not a former competitor, like King Mo here or Florian in the UFC. The lines between what the two say are becoming more blurred now though probably because with radio broadcasts no longer being big there isn’t a need for the play-by-play guy to just describe every single thing happening.

    • Mike mckinney

      Timothy about nailed it for you. As a general rule they are still very different jobs. Rogan for example is the color guy. If you’re ever hearing a broadcast and want to know who the color guy is wait to see who mentions sponsers. That’s not the color guy. Rogan often says that he couldn’t due Goldie’s job. There’s a lot of technical stuff involved, and it’s a much harder job than it seems.

  • jake snod

    Meisha Big Nose Tate has a face for radio. Nice person far better than that Rousey low life.

  • jake snod

    wonder if Brian Carroway will be there at Meisha’s side. Mr. tate is always there.