September 25, 2008

by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
One of the fastest rising stars in women’s mixed martial arts, Miesha Tate, will return to action on Nov. 29 as she stays in her hometown of Tacoma, Wash. to take on pro boxer turned MMA fighter Theresa Doerksen.

Tate made a big impression on many MMA fans with her dominant performance over Elaina Maxwell back in June on the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson card.

Since that time, she was expecting to return to Strikeforce, possibly on the last Playboy Mansion show, Strikeforce at the Mansion 2, but the promotion decided against her appearance on the card.

“I’m not quite sure what to make of that whole deal,” Tate told MMAWeekly.com. “At first they seemed all about me, but then I was turned down on the Playboy show because they decided they didn’t want any female bouts and I haven’t heard anything since so I’m not waiting around on them.”

Her fight against Doerksen will take place at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., and Tate is ready to get back in action.

“I’m just really excited about the fight,” she said. “Anytime I get a confirmation it gives me that much more motivation to train that much harder.”

The Washington native is also exploring other options to further her career including the possibility of moving to EliteXC, which has become the home to many of the top female fighters in the world.

Tate squares off against Doerksen on Nov. 29.