Archive: TUF 18

Jul 1, 2014 9:05 am

Gamburyan drops to 135-pounds, wants to ‘kick Bryan Caraway’s ass’ in Japan

Manny Gamburyan (13-9 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is ready to make yet another change in weight classes, as the former lightweight turned featherweight fighter is now eyeing a drop to the UFC’s bantamweight division. “Manvil” already has an opponent in mind for his 135-pound debut, and it’s none other than Bryan Caraway, a man he has...

May 5, 2014 5:28 pm

Bethe Correia draws ‘Four Horsewomen’ member Shayna Baszler at UFC 176

Ask and you shall receive. Following her victory over Jessamyn Duke at last month’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, undefeated women’s bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) held up four fingers to indicate “The Four Horsewomen,” and then lowered one to signal both her win, as well as her intentions. Today, UFC officials announced that Bethe will...

Feb 9, 2014 8:59 am

Julianna Pena: Surgery was a success!

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 winner Julianna Pena recently tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring, in what her coach Rick Little said was the most horrific injury he had ever witnessed. The injury forced Pena out of her scheduled bout at UFC 171 and will likely sideline her from action for the better part of 18 months. Pena recently underwent...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 29, 2014 3:13 pm

‘TUF 18’ winner Julianna Pena Suffers Severe Injury, Pulled from UFC 171 Bout

Julianna Pena has been forced out of her bout against Jessica Andrade after suffering a knee injury. Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie is reporting that the injury was a ‘very severe knee injury’. Julianna Pena suffered the injury close to two days ago and she is on her way to Los Angeles, California to undergo surgery....

Jan 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Roland Delorme And Davey Grant To Square Off At UFC Fight Night 37 In London

The UFC announced a new matchup for an upcoming card today, as bantamweights Roland Delorme and TUF 18 finalist Davey Grant will be facing off at the UFC Fight Night 37 show, which will be taking place in March. A light heavyweight scrap between recent title contender Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa headlines the card, which will...

Dec 18, 2013 9:50 am

Ronda Rousey Says Paul Walker Death Reason For Awkward TUF 18 Finale Moments

People have been turned off by Ronda Rousey’s actions as of late, stemming from her confrontational and sometimes downright rude actions on The Ultimate Fighter 18. She’s tossed insult after insult at competing coach Miesha Tate, including middle fingers and all sorts of colorful, bleeped-out names. For her part, Miesha seemed to rise above Ronda’s actions, never really...

Dec 12, 2013 7:30 am

VIDEO | Cybrog Hits Pads… And It’s Scary

Female wrecking machine, Cris ‘Cyborg’ last saw action capturing Invicta gold when she stepped up against Marloes Coenen at Invicta FC 6 this past July. While she sits on the sidelines waiting for her first title defense, the featherweight champion chooses not to sit idle and instead continues to train at her home gym in...

Dec 9, 2013 12:57 pm

Ronda Rousey on TUF 18: “I Coached, Miesha Did Her Hair”

Consistently unapologetic about her portrayal on the most recent season of the UFC’s hit reality-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke out about her performance as a coach, saying that her priorities were less about her public image and more about helping her fighters.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

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’s Late Night Cageside Radio about what it was like to finally fight inside the UFC’s...

Dec 4, 2013 7:51 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF 18 Runner-Up Davey Grant Inks UFC Contract

Even though Team Alpha Male’s Chris Holdsworth was crowned the TUF 18 champion with his win over Davey Grant last weekend, the tournament final runner-up still gets his shot on the big stage of the UFC. According to a recent twitter post made by the U.K.’s Grant he too has inked a UFC deal. Check...

Dec 3, 2013 11:19 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Talks Street Fighting Men And More On Jimmy Kimmel

Last Night on the Jimmy Kimmel show, UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey talked about her altercation with a group of men in a movie theatre, her time as TUF coach, her mom and more. If you want to see the second part of the interview click HERE or hop to page 2.

Dec 3, 2013 7:25 am

Mike Kogan: Diaz’s Salary Dropped Because “I Suck As A Manager, Lol”

Many were confused when the The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale salary list came out, and saw that Nate Diaz’s payout had dropped to $15,000 to show, and $15,000 to win. The strangest part, was the man Diaz beat, Gray Maynard, made $45,000 just to show up. Cage Potato reached out to Diaz’s manager Mike...

Dec 3, 2013 7:22 am

Salary Report: Diaz Makes $15k Base For Maynard Stoppage, Maynard Walks With $45k

The UFC provided another great free night of fights with the TUF Season 18 Finale on Saturday, November 30. The event took place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, NV where we crowned the very first female Ultimate Fighter and yet another great male addition into the organization. Headlining the event was...

Dec 3, 2013 7:13 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Akira Tops List Of 8 Fighter Suspensions

Akira Corassani, who won via disqualification due to an illegal knee against Maximo Blanco at The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale has now been sidelined for up to six months. Corassani had his nose broken in five places due to the knee, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to medically suspend the The...

Dec 2, 2013 11:41 am

POLL | Following TUF 18, Are you still a Ronda Rousey Fan?

It’s a new week and just like every Monday we bring you a new poll to cast your opinion and let your voice be heard. With the conclusion of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 18, one of the hottest topics in our sport is female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. If we are to believe the chatter...

Dec 2, 2013 11:40 am

Ronda Rousey Admits To Not Watching One Episode Of TUF

“I still haven’t watched any of the episodes. If you want to get the real person via a reality TV show you’re not going to get the right person. For all I know Kim Kardashian could be a rocket scientist. I’m happy that a lot of people know the girls now and they got to...

Dec 2, 2013 7:37 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey’s Awkward Side-By-Side Interview With Miesha Tate

The Ultimate Fighter 18 coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate were on hand at the TUF 18 Finale to lead their fighters to victory. Rousey and Tate, two ferocious competitors, spoke with Jon Anik about their upcoming fight at UFC 168 that will finally settle their rivalry.

Dec 2, 2013 7:33 am

TUF 18 Winner Julianna Pena Blasts Ronda Rousey Following Saturday’s Win

“Whether Ronda has one penny or $10 million, the point I was trying to draw there is she has her nose in the air, and she acts like she’s better than everyone else. She went on the show like, ‘I’m Team Real Mean vs. Fake Nice.’ “Well, if she was so real, why didn’t she...

Dec 1, 2013 10:49 am

Akira Corassani’s Nose Broken In Five Places Due to Illegal Knee

Akira Corassani and Maximo Blanco wrapped up last night’s preliminary bouts in controversial fashion. We saw action from the get-go as Blanco quickly took to the middle of the octagon and backed his opponent up against the fence. Blanco took Corassani down and started unloading heavy blows, trying to end the fight quick. Corassani was...

Nov 29, 2013 11:01 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey: ‘You have to be willing to die to get in that cage’

UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, visited the FOX Sports crew yesterday during the Thanksgiving NFL taping to discuss her place in Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC. “You want to be the best fighter in the world? You have to be willing to die for your pride in that cage. In order to get there,...

Nov 28, 2013 8:32 am

VIDEO | TUF Finalist Pena Calls Rousey A Spoiled Rich Brat

Video: Fighting Words: Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy Immediately following last night’s TUF 18 broadcast the FOX Sports 1 crew sat down with the two female finalists to discuss Saturday’s historic event that will crown the first ever female TUF winner. Team Tate finalist Julianna Pena had some harsh words for coaching rival Ronda Rousey.

Nov 28, 2013 7:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Fisette’s Official TUF 18 Episode 13 Blog For BJPENN.COM

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 13 of his ‘TUF’ experience: So we’ve come to the...