Archive: TUF 18

Sep 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Dana White Responds To ‘Terrible’ FS1 Ratings/Historic Low TUF Scores

The ratings are in from Wednesday night’s UFC-a-thon; a night that showcased a UFC Fight Night event from Belo, Brazil, along with the premiere of the highly anticipated TUF: Tate vs. Rousey series. According to the UG’s ‘MMALogic,’ the UFC Fight Night prelims pulled 270k viewers, 539k viewers for the main card, and TUF:18 grabbed...

Sep 5, 2013 10:54 am

EXCLUSIVE: Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 1

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 1 of his ‘TUF’ experience: As the first episode starts, we see clips of...

Sep 5, 2013 9:14 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Episode 1 Recap & Results

By Dan Downes, Courtesy After Dana gives a quick rundown of the TUF basics (16 fighters make it into the house, winner gets a contract and a Harley Davidson etc.) Ronda Rousey appears. She talks about her first experience watching The Ultimate Fighter and wishing they offered it to women. She’s excited to be...

Sep 3, 2013 12:39 pm

Ronda Rousey: I wouldn’t do TUF again for $10,000,000

“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen. But you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

VIDEO | UFC Insider: The Ultimate Fighter Casting

Go behind the scenes at the open casting call for season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter as a group of men and women attempt to fight their way into the UFC. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 2, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE: TUF 18’s Louis Fisette Talks This Season’s Show, His Weekly BJPENN.COM Blog and More

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 standout has reeled off six straight victories, with all six wins coming by form of stoppage. Fisette, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was most recently seen in action at the “AFC 16 – Uprising” event in March. The “WAMMA”...

Aug 15, 2013 10:41 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Cast Revealed: Features Many Notable & Familiar Female Athletes

The Ultimate Fighting Championships reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, is set to debut its 18th season on Fox Sports 1 starting on September 4th. For the first time in the shows history the UFC is featuring two female coaches and a mixed gender cast of fighters. UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will coach this...

Aug 9, 2013 8:53 am

JDS goes Goo Goo Gah Gah over ‘Gorgeous’ Miesha Tate

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos recently told ‘UOL Esporte’ that he was really impressed by the beauty of both UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as well as her rival Miesha Tate. While JDS stated that he thought Rousey was “cute,” he was blown away by the the “gorgeous” Miesha Tate: “I was...

Aug 9, 2013 8:00 am

Rousey: ‘I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has had a big impact on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and in doing so has become a major ‘superstar’ in the UFC. Before settling on a career in MMA, Rousey participated and won a bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Now,...

Aug 2, 2013 6:40 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘Nip slip takes the cake’

In a recent interview for ESPN the Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) caused a stir when she pointed out that boobs were a big issue in women’s mixed martial arts. At yesterday’s media event for the UFC, Rousey expanded on the issue and how she plans to...

Jul 24, 2013 9:58 am

Sylvester Stallone announces Ronda Rousey role in ‘The Expendables 3’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has landed a role in the upcoming “Expendables 3” action movie. Screenplay writer and star of the series, Sylvester Stallone, made the announcement late Tuesday night on his official twitter page. It is unknown when Rousey will begin filming “Expendables 3” or how extensive a...

Jul 9, 2013 10:34 am

Rousey on TUF, Women in MMA and Defending Her Belt

Ronda Rousey had a lot to prove in her first UFC fight as she defended her title. Can she keep her undefeated record, and can she do it by way of her patented armbar? She answered both of those questions emphatically back in February at UFC 157. Now she answers some more questions, these, of...

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...

Jun 13, 2013 1:45 pm

Ronda Rousey promises to hit Miesha Tate’s ‘big target’ nose for Cat Zingano

As you probably know, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) isn’t much of a Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) fan, even after badly damaging her arm with an armbar and taking her title more than a year ago in the now-defunct Strikeforce promotion. Rousey recently engaged in a Twitter conversation...

May 29, 2013 10:16 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Square Off

With the biggest rivalry in WMMA, Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey squared off for the first time since their first fight while on the set of TUF 18. Any early predictions for this fight? Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 29, 2013 10:02 am

VIDEO | Rousey, Tate & White React To TUF 18 Shift

Video: Dana White, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate React To TUF Drama Yesterday the UFC dropped a bomb on the world when they announced that Cat Zingano was forced out of her scheduled TUF 18 coaching slot due to an injury. The media machine at ZUFFA quickly got Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey on the...

May 28, 2013 5:55 pm

Miesha Tate replaces injured Cat Zingano to coach against Ronda Rousey at TUF 18

According to when taping began on Tuesday for TUF 18, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey got quite the surprise in the form of her opposing coach: her long-time rival Miesha Tate. Rousey was expected to coach against Cat Zingano who defeated Tate to get the coaching gig and a chance at the bantamweight champion....

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   [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 26, 2013 9:52 am

Rousey disappointed in Tate’s loss, but thinks rematch is destined

The UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey says she was disappointed that Tate lost to Zingano but feels a rematch with her is inevitable at some point. When Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano battled it out a few weeks ago for the right to coach on TUF 18 against Rousey, the two did not disappoint....

Apr 23, 2013 8:15 am

Rousey opens as 7-1 favorite over Cat Zingano

Even though the fight is close to 6 months away, the folks at have already pinned current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) as a 7-1 favorite over #1 contender Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Zingano was able to stop Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) with strikes in the third...

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...