All Female TUF 18 Participants to Fight on Finale Except Injured Shayna Baszler and Sarah Moras

November 25, 2013
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Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate TUF 18 CoachesSix of the eight The Ultimate Fighter 18 female participants will fight on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Nov. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Shayna Baszler and Sarah Moras are injured and unable to compete.

UFC officials revealed the news on a media conference call on Monday.

Julianna Pena (4-2) advanced to the finals with wins over Baszler and Moras. She’ll face the winner of this week’s episode’s featured match-up between Raquel Pennington and Jessica Rakoczy.

Also announced on Monday, Jessamyn Duke (2-0, 1 NC) will face fellow Team Rousey teammate and TUF 18 blogger Peggy Morgan on this weekend’s fight card.

That leaves Roxanne Modafferi (15-10) facing the loser of Pennington vs. Rakoczy.

The event is headlined by former The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestants Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard. Diaz defeated Maynard by guillotine choke during that season’s semifinals.  Maynard avenged the loss, defeating Diaz by split decision on Jan. 11, 2010.  They’ll settle the trilogy this Saturday.

The card also features the TUF 18 male finals.  Chris Holdsworth faces Davey Grant to determine this season’s male winner.

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    Probably jessica won this weeks fight, because why would they do a rematch between modafferi and rakoczy on tuf finale.

    • King_DG

      read it again, it says Modafferi is facing the loser of Pennington vs Rakoczy

      • Guest

        Read it again, i was saying that probably jessica won (against pennigton) in this weeks fight —> because why would they do a rematch between jessica rakoczy and modafferi (if jessica lost than she faces roxane in finale, so i think that rakoczy won, because why would they do a rematch between rakoczy and roxane it doesent make sense —> so modafferri faces pennington in finale (sry for my english, hope you understand it now)

        • aaron

          looked to me like fox sports slipped up. showed rakoczy vs pena for the finale sat night. not sure if it was intentional or an error. when i saw that i looked at my wife and said someone screwed up since the winner wasn’t supposed to be known til this weds night…

  • bajafox

    What are the odds the two girls Julianna beat are not on the finale? Karma is a biatch, so much hate on the show and now they’re hurt and can’t be on the finale

    • shakejunt

      maybe nobody likes her for a reason

  • Timothy Malone

    I hope all the girls on the show aren’t afraid to fight their coaches. With men on past seasons they at least have the luxury of switching weight classes but these girls will absolutely have to fight either of the coaches to be champion.

  • Maddawgmar

    So I feel that Rakozy won the Pennington fight. Why would they put Modafferi against Rakozy again?

    • Maddawgmar

      Didn’t see the earlier post. Lol