Archive: The Ultimate Fighter 18

Dec 9, 2013 12:56 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Drug Test Results: All Fighters Cleared

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which took place November 30 in Las Vegas, saw Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth crowned as the two “TUF 18” champions, as well as a spectacular knockout win for lightweight fighter Nate Diaz (shown above). The Nevada State Athletic Director has released the results from its post-fight drug screening, and...

Dec 5, 2013 8:33 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | TUF18’s Raquel Pennington Talks Modafferi Fight at TUF Finale

Raquel Pennington’s fight at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale marked her official debut for the UFC, a fight in which she would go on to earn the unanimous decision victory over fellow TUF18 competitor, Roxanne Modafferi.  Pennington spoke to BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio about what it was like to finally fight inside the UFC’s...


Nov 12, 2013 12:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Cat Zingano on Alexis Davis: “I Really Don’t Find Her a Threat”

“The idea got thrown out there for Alexis to come up and take that spot,” Cat Zingano told BJPenn.com Radio about possible UFC women’s bantamweight contender Alexis Davis, “but realistically I haven’t heard that’s going to be the case.”  Following Davis’ impressive win over Liz Carmouche, there has been talk that the injured Zingano may...

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...

Oct 22, 2013 10:26 am

Korean Zombie Asks UFC to Ban ‘Rising Sun’ Logo

Chan Sung Jung, the UFC featherweight fighter popularly known as ‘The Korean Zombie,’ took to Facebook in March to inform UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre of the social implications behind the ‘Rising Sun’ symbol that decorated a gi he wore at UFC 158.  After seeing the symbol worn by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey...

Oct 17, 2013 11:14 am

Miesha Tate Calls Ronda Rousey Emotionally Unstable and Fragile

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Miesha Tate (right), has been coaching on the UFC’s reality-television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ opposite current champion Ronda Rousey.  As this season of TUF continues, Tate expressed her pride in women’s MMA and her disappointment in Rousey as the women’s champion.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Miesha Tate, current...

Oct 3, 2013 12:09 pm

Jessamyn Duke Says Team Tate’s Bullying on TUF ‘Turned Her Stomach’

Jessamyn Duke, women’s bantamweight contestant on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ spoke out against the opposing team’s bullying of Edmond Tarverdyan.  Duke called the attack ‘unwarranted,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘a horrible example.’  The incident follows an altercation between Tarverdyan and Team Tate coach, Dennis Hallman, which illustrated the tension between this season’s head coaches (pictured...

Sep 27, 2013 11:29 am

Rousey’s Mother Blasts Reality TV Experience on TUF

Taking to her personal blog, Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, the mother of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, discussed her short stint alongside her daughter during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter 18 and she was not amused. Check it out: I only had one day to observe some of what went on (did we miss...

Jun 27, 2013 9:06 am

Ronda Rousey tries to emulate Fedor Emelianenko when she fights

When Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fights, she tries to emulate Fedor Emelianenko. Emelianenko is her favorite fighter after all. “My favorite fighter to watch ever I would say is Fedor Emelianenko,” Rousey said during a Facebook chat sponsored by MetroPCS on Wednesday. Rousey has a perfect 7-0 record. She finished all...

Jun 17, 2013 11:01 am

Dana White: Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey ‘hate each other’

Since “The Ultimate Fighter” features both men and women this coming season, it is expected that there will be a lot of drama between the contestants. According to Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are causing majority of the madness this season. “Miesha and Ronda hate...

May 14, 2013 8:25 am

Ronda Rousey Spars with Boxing Chmapion Vic Darchinyan

  UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) has a pretty good hold of her ground skills and looks, like any sensible MMA fighter, to round out her style. Here, she is shown sparring with boxing champion Vic Darchinyan (courtesy of FightHubTV.com):   [springboard type=”video” id=”722841″ player=”bjpn001″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]   Rousey is known for...

May 2, 2013 8:01 pm

Rumored Female Cast for The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has released a list of 16 female MMA fighters who he claims will be the cast of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano.   Meltzer stated that this list did not come from the UFC, nor anyone from FOX network, but that he did receive...

Apr 18, 2013 8:52 am

VIDEO | TUF 18 Female Tryouts Highlights

Tryouts for the first ever female season of “The Ultimate Fighter’ went down earlier this week and it was a phenomenal showing of the top female fighters from around the world. Some faces you may recognize, and some you may not, but the women showed up in full force to try to get that UFC...

Mar 19, 2013 12:04 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Tryout Details Released by UFC | UFC NEWS

So you want to be a fighter? Well, here is your chance to prove yourself to the UFC. The UFC has just officially released the details regarding its next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” via its trusty Twitter account. The organization stated that “The Ultimate Fighter 18” will be holding open tryouts on April 15th...