The women on this season of “The Ultimate Fighter” have proven to the UFC brass that they deserve a chance to compete in the highest level of the sport.
All eight of the women were slated to fight at the TUF 18 finale, but Sarah Moras and Shayna Baszler were ruled out due to injuries. Now, six of the eight women will compete on this Saturday’s event, and will possibly fight for their chance to continue a UFC career.
Julianna Pena will compete against Raquel Pennington or Jessica Rakoczy, depending on who wins on Wednesday’s season finale. the probability is high that the loser of that match will face women’s MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi.
As announced earlier, Jessamyn Duke will compete against Peggy Morgan to round out the three female fights on the TUF 18 finale card.
The full card is as follows:
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
Julianna Pena vs. TBA – “TUF 18″ women’s tournament final
Davey Grant vs. Chris Holdsworth – “TUF 18″ men’s tournament final
Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan
Roxanne Modafferi vs. TBA
Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani
Tom Niinimaki vs. Rani Yahya
Walter Harris vs. Jared Rosholt
Drew Dober vs. Sean Spencer
Ryan Benoit vs. Joshua Sampo