Archive: TUF 20

Dec 15, 2014 12:48 pm

TUF 20 Finale salaries: New champ Carla Esparza nets $50,000

Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today: The total disclosed payroll for the event was...

Dec 12, 2014 9:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Bonus Report: Penne, Markos, Esparza and Medeiros Earn Extra Cash

Fight of the Night: Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos This came to no surprise as Penne and Markos left it all in the octagon on Friday night. Both girls made it to the semi-finals of the “Ultimate Fighter” tournament and proved to the world that they could be contenders to the championship in the future....

Dec 12, 2014 8:57 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: NEW CHAMP! Esparza Upsets Namajunas in Round 3!

Carla Esparza is the first and NEW UFC Womens’ Strawweight Champion! Rose opened up with some dynamic striking, but an overdedicated lunging knee led to an Esparza takedown. Rose got back up to her feet with no problem and proceeded to pick Esparza apart with methodical strikes. Rose changed levels, attacking the legs, body and...

Dec 12, 2014 8:05 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Oliveira Outworks Stephens and Earns Decision Win

Charles Oliveira’s work on the ground is top-notch. Oliveira locked in an armbar in the opening seconds of the round and it looked like Stephens was doomed. Stephens showed great resiliency and patience as he waited for Oliveira’s grip to loosen up. He eventually made it back to his feet after two minutes of almost...

Dec 12, 2014 7:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Noons and Cruickshank Fight to No Contest

This potential fight of the night candidate was ended early when Cruicshank suffered two eye pokes. The result was a no contest. After the first eye poke, Big John saw it and called a pause in the action to let Cruicshank recover. Cruicshank did not take the full five minutes and was able to fight...

Dec 12, 2014 7:02 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Medeiros Makes Proctor Tap Out in 1st Round

Yancy Medeiros put on a fantastic performance to earn his second victory inside the octagon. Joe Proctor seemed to be doing well as he landed hard leg kicks, but liver-shots are no joke and it cost Proctor the fight. Medeiros landed a brutal spinning back kick to the body of Proctor who knew he was...

Dec 12, 2014 6:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Penne Grapples Her Way to Victory Against Markos

Jessica Penne and Randa Markos showed the world why they made it to the semi-finals of the twentieth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Penne earned a split decision victory in a great, technical bout. Penne was aggressive while on top, constantly working to transition to better positions. She often transitioned with ease and gained full...

Dec 12, 2014 5:59 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Herrig Picks Up Win After Submitting Ellis in Round 2

Felice Herrig picked up yet another victory by way of armbar! Ellis locked in a standing high-elbow guillotine in the opening seconds of the fight and it looked like Herrig was going to be forced to submit! Herrig showed great resilience, however, and explored her options on how to escape. Ellis realized she was not...

Dec 12, 2014 5:43 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Clark Upsets Rawlings, Earns Decision Victory

Heather Jo Clark left it all in the octagon tonight as he put on a winning performance on the co main-event of the FS1 preliminary bouts. Bec Rawlings turned it up in the last round, but it was too little, too late for her to pull off the win. Clark did a fantastic job at...

Dec 12, 2014 5:01 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Calderwood Earns Decision Win Over Ham

Both Calderwood and Ham saw their fair share of offense in this fight. Calderwood saw the bulk of her success when she either struck from a far distance or when there was no distance at all inside the clinch. Ham, as expected, found success early on when she had room to swing her fists. Calderwood...

Dec 12, 2014 4:27 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Torres Dominates Magana for 15 Minutes

Angela Magana has made a habit of making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Magana spent the entire fight backpedaling and Torres put on one of the best performances of her short career. Torres remains undefeated with five wins now on her record. Tonight was her first octagon victory. Torres dominated from horn-to-horn and did...

Dec 12, 2014 3:32 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Hill Bloodies Kagan, Picks Up First UFC Win

Angela Hill battered and bloodied Emily Kagan en route to her first octagon victory. Angela Hill was able to keep the fight where she wanted it. When Kagan wanted to escape the clinch and find some distance, Hill kept her close and pinned her to the cage, assuring herself that Kagan had nowhere to go....

Nov 20, 2014 5:43 am

REPLAY! Randa Markos submits Felice Herrig in the first round

Last night on The Ultimate Fighter Randa Markos submitted Felice Herrig in the 1st round of their semi-final bout. Markos worked into side control and used a keylock to secure the armbar and submit Herrig. Check out this highlights below:

Nov 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Namajunas explains why she speaks out against Roufus

Following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. in his first Muay Thai fight, Rose Namajunas spoke out about Duke Roufus, and the training methods at Roufusport. Following her lead, former students, instructors, and fighters spoke up about the methods used by Roufusport, and why they disagreed with them. She spoke to MMAJunkie about why she...

Nov 19, 2014 8:20 am

The Ultimate Fighter Getting New Look In New Year

The UFC’s long-running reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, will be reportedly getting a new look in the new year. The UFC has caught criticism recently for the lack of talent on TUF, with viewers claiming the show was ‘getting old’. That changed this season with TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion....

Oct 30, 2014 3:53 pm

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Visit The Ultimate Fighter Gym

  As anticipated, this historic season of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned, the first-ever version of the UFC’s signature reality series to feature an all-female cast, has been full of exciting, competitive battles inside the Octagon, and long-running feuds outside it. In Episode 7, “Risk it All” airingWednesday, Nov. 5 (10:00 PM...

Oct 20, 2014 7:03 pm

TUF 20 Finale Tickets On Sale This Friday

The current season of The Ultimate Fighter, dubbed ‘TUF 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned’ is currently airing on Fox Sports 1 every Wednesday. The finale for the event, has been set for December 12th at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, and will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Tickets for the event will...

Oct 20, 2014 2:29 pm

Despite Feeling Like She “Missed Out”, Jessica Aguilar Still Living Her Dream

Jessica Aguilar, WSOF women’s strawweight champion, does feel like she missed out on her chance to make it into the UFC when they announced the addition of their women’s strawweight division earlier this year. After announcing the addition of the new weight class, the UFC picked 12 of the toughest females on the planet, and...

Oct 13, 2014 10:13 am

Angela Magana TUF 20 Vlog

TUF 20 competitor Angela Magana discussed episode 4 of TUF 20, and stated in her vlog that she will continue to do vlogs throughout the rest of the season.

Oct 12, 2014 3:11 pm

PHOTO | Felice Herrig Stuns At Wedding

Women’s UFC strawweight, and TUF 20 competitor Felice Herrig posted the following picture on her Instagram of herself ready to go to a wedding. Check it out: Loading Going to a Black & White attire wedding tonight. Usually I love my white but opted for LBD in a LBD View on Instagram

Oct 7, 2014 5:04 am

TUF 20 Going On 2 Week Hiatus

TUF 20, which runs every Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 will be taking a two week hiatus according to season competitor Felice Herrig, who is scheduled to fight on upcoming episode against Heather Jo Clark. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but @UltimateFighter goes dark for 2 weeks. Will pick back up October...

Oct 2, 2014 6:42 am

Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens set for TUF 20 Finale co-main event

A key featherweight bout will serve as the co-main event for the “TUF 20 Finale” in Las Vegas, as UFC officials recently announced that Charles Oliveira and Jeremy Stephens have been booked as the evenings co-feature. Charles Oliveira was supposed to fight Nik Lentz at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event. However, “Do Bronx”...

Sep 29, 2014 7:14 pm

TUF 20 Finale Set For December 12 In Vegas

UFC officials announced today that the TUF 20 Finale will take place on December 12 live from The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which will crown the UFC’s first ever women’s strawweight champion, is set to air on FOX Sports 1. The live finale is expected to feature most if not all of the competitors from Season...

Sep 25, 2014 9:41 am

REPLAY! Penne Blasts Through Ellis In TUF 20 Bout

Jessica Penne put Lisa Ellis away for a second time but this one moves her forward in The Ultimate Fighter tournament as she made quick work of the Team Melendez fighter with a first round rear naked choke.

Sep 22, 2014 9:14 am

Behind The Scenes Look At The TUF Gym

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was a coach on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, which is currently being run on TV every Wednesday night. Prior to the filming however, his head coach, striking guru Duke Roufus, took fans on a tour of the gym behind the scenes. Post by Duke Roufus Striking University. By...

Sep 22, 2014 5:05 am

Joe Rogan And Eddie Bravo Discuss Rose Namajunas And TUF 20

On Joe Rogan’s latest episode of the Joe Rogan experience, Joe and Eddie Bravo spoke about TUF 20 contestant Rose Namajunas. Ronda Rousey stated earlier this month that she believed Namajunas was the fighter Dana White was referring to when he said they found the “next Ronda Rousey”. Who do you think will win this...

Sep 21, 2014 5:35 pm

Felice Herrig Talks About Lack Of Privacy From Film Crew On TUF

TUF 20 contestant Felice Herrig is one of the more outgoing castmembers on the show. However, even she admitted that she was more self-conscious about her actions. She spoke with MMAJunkie about the taping of the show, saying: “They told us that they weren’t allowed to show any of that stuff, that they’re not allowed...

Sep 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Felice Herrig Defends Her TUF 20 Wardrobe

Popular female MMA Fighter, Felice Herrig has always portrayed herself as an athletic-sex-symbol. The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 fighter has always been met with endorsements, fan praise, and popularity, due to her outward personality, but under the microscope of the UFC, fans are starting to take a different stance. Herrig Defends: Not my fault they...