Jennifer Rose Tate (born September 2, 1985) is an American female mixed martial artist. Jennifer Tate started training in TaeKwonDo at the age of 13, she earned her Black belt. She was the Northern California Golden Gloves champ for 2007, 2008.She was also a contestant on the Muay Thai themed reality series Fight Girls. In episode five, Tate fought and loss to fellow housemate Miriam Nakamoto to a split decision.[2] She fought in Thailand 4 times winning all four fights. Tate is 1-0 as a professional boxer. Jennifer is trained by Moses Cortes Stockton, California with boxing coach Richard Perez.[1]

Jennifer Tate
BornJennifer Rose Tate
(1985-09-02) September 2, 1985 (age 34)
Lodi, California, United States
Other namesRosebud
ResidenceStockton, California
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Fighting out ofStockton, California
TeamGracie Sports Center[1]
RankPro Mma, Pro Muay Thai, Pro Boxing, Blue Belt BJJ, Golden Gloves 2007, 2008. Grapplers Quest, Naga
Years active10 yrs
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision1
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

Tate was born in Lodi, California. She got involved with taekwondo during her teens and received a black belt.[1]

MMA careerEdit

Tate made her mixed martial arts debut on June 3, 2006 and submitted Tonya Evinger with a triangle choke in the second round. The fight was the first women's bout ever sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.[3] She won the fight by triangle choke in the second round.[1]

After two wins in the Global Knockout promotion, Tate submitted Angela Hayes with a first-round armbar at EFWC - The Untamed on October 6, 2007 in the first sanctioned women's bout in the city of Orange County, California.[4]

On October 26, 2007, Tate made her ShoXC debut against Shayna Baszler. Tate was defeated by armbar in just 44 seconds.[5] Following the fight, Tate tested positive for marijuana. She was fined $500 and suspended for three months.[6]

Tate returned to MMA competition at Pure Combat - Halloween Bash on November 1, 2008. She defeated Sarah Schneider by Split Decision.[7]

On January 30, 2010, Tate entered the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix at FCF 39 and submitted fellow EliteXC veteran Kaitlin Young with an armbar in the second round.[8]

Tate withdrew from the FCF tournament on March 4, 2010 after announcing that she was pregnant with her second child.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Tate's first son is named Richard.[1] She had her second child with her boyfriend Moses, a son named Jacob,on October 29, 2010.[10]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
7 matches 6 wins 1 loss
By knockout 1 0
By submission 4 1
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 6-1 Kaitlin Young Submission (armbar) Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 January 30, 2010 2 2:35 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5-1 Sarah Schneider Decision (split) Pure Combat - Halloween Bash November 1, 2008 3 3:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 4-1 Shayna Baszler Submission (armbar) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series October 26, 2007 1 0:44 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 4-0 Angela Hayes Submission (armbar) EFWC - The Untamed October 6, 2007 1 1:08 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 3-0 Kim Gibson KO (punches) Global Knockout 3 August 2, 2007 1 0:07 Jackson, California, United States
Win 2-0 Katrina Alendal Submission (rear-naked choke) Global Knockout 1 October 26, 2006 1 4:58 Jackson, California, United States
Win 1-0 Tonya Evinger Submission (triangle choke) IFC - Warriors Challenge 21 June 3, 2006 2 1:56 Tuolumne, California, United States First women's bout ever sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.

Bare knuckle recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
1 match 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Lose 0-1 Christine Ferea TKO (Punches) BKFC 3: The Takeover October 20, 2018 1 1:55 Biloxi, Mississippi, USA


  1. ^ a b c d e "Jennifer Tate Interview". 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
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  3. ^ "Sacramento IFC Card Coming Together". 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  4. ^ "Phan Reverses Fortune With EFWC Win". 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  5. ^ ""Showtime" Calls It Quits On SHOWTIME". 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  6. ^ "CSAC: Tate Positive For Marijuana". 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  7. ^ "David Crowned Pure Combat Bantamweight Champ". 2008-11-02. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  8. ^ "Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 Live Results". Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  9. ^ "Jennifer Tate Withdraws From FCF Grand Prix". Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  10. ^ "S.J. County births -- Published Nov. 28, 2010". 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-12-20.

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