Former UFC Champ Miesha Tate Wins Celebrity Big Brother

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate won Season 3 of Celebrity Big Brother Wednesday night, winning by an 7-1 vote from the jury, which consisted of every evicted cast member from the season (actor and comedian Chris Kattan did not get to vote because he quit the game).

Tate outlasted 10 other celebrities in a 29-day battle inside the Big Brother house to win the $250,000 grand prize.

Tate won six competitions this season, more than any other house guest. Tate won four Head of Household competitions and two Power of Veto contests. Tate made a statement from the very first day inside the Big Brother house. She won the first Head of Household competition of the season. Tate also won the final HOH competition during the live finale, where she got to decide the final evictee of the season and who she wanted to sit next to in the finals.

Tate aligned closely with singer, dancer and YouTube star Todrick Hall, who he defeated in the final two.

The biggest storyline of the season was Tate against Carson Kressley, a TV personality, actor and designer. Tate and Kressley targeted each other and worked together at different times during the game. However, it was the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion who got the last laugh when she and Hall voted to evict Kressley on Day 24 by a 2-1 vote.

Tate is still scheduled to fight Lauren Murphy on May 14 for UFC Fight Night 209. During her time in the Big Brother house, Tate mentioned she has an upcoming fight that she has to prepare for. Tate shared multiple stories about her MMA career while on the show, such as sharing an RV with two other friends in MMA as well as her rivalry with former UFC bantamweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey.

Some notable celebrities who Tate defeated include two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom, Nsync singer Chris Kirkpatrick, seven-time U.S. national medalist Mirai Nagasu and actor Todd Bridges.

Tate is the second Celebrity Big Brother contestant to represent the UFC and MMA community. UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell competed in the inaugural season of Celebrity Big Brother. Liddell was the first celebrity evicted, placing 11th that season.