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‘The Ultimate Fighter 18’ Cast Revealed

Written by Tom Ngo
August 15th, 2013
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UFC TUF 18 Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate Cast

On Thursday, the UFC revealed the 32 contestants who will be competing in “The Ultimate Fighter 18.”

They are a lovely group, aren’t they? Coach Ronda Rousey looks rather irritated in the picture, so it must have been taken minutes after she found out Cat Zingano was injured and she would now be stuck for several weeks coaching against bitter rival Miesha Tate.

This season marks the first time women have competed on the reality show. Tara LaRosa, Shayna Baszler and Roxanne Madafferi are all 10-year veterans in WMMA looking to finally crack into the big leagues.

Only 16 of the male and female bantamweights will make it into the famed TUF house. The winner of each tournament will score a six-figure UFC contract.

TUF 18 premieres September 4 on FOX Sports 1.

Women’s Bantamweight Fighters:

Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.
Revelina Berto (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.
Jessamyn Duke (2-0-1), 27, Richmond, Ky.
Tonya Evinger (11-6), 32, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Laura Howarth (4-0), 26, Hove, East Essex, ENG
Tara LaRosa (21-3), 35, Albuquerque, N.M.
Valerie Letourneau (4-3), 30, La Prairie, CAN
Bethany Marshall (4-1), 25, Newport News, Va.
Sarah Moras (3-1), 25, Kelowna, CAN
Margaret “Peggy” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.
Roxanna Modafferi (15-10), 30, Pittsfield, Mass.
Julianna Pena (4-2), 24, Spokane, Wash.
Raquel Pennington (3-3), 24, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jessica Rakoczy (1-3), 36, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colleen Schneider (4-3), 31, Las Vegas, Nev.

Male Bantamweight Fighters:

Christopher Beal (7-0), 28, Somis, Calif.
Cody Bollinger (14-3), 22, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Louis Fisette (6-1), 23, Winnipeg, CAN
Rafael Freitas (6-0-1), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Grant (8-1), 27, Bishop Auckland, ENG
Tim Gorman (9-2), 30, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anthony Gutierrez (4-0), 22, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Emil Hartsner (4-0), 23, Luberod, SWE
Joshua Hill (9-0), 26, Binbrook, CAN
Chris Holdsworth (4-0), 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Patrick Holohan (9-0-1), 25, Dublin, IRL
Sirwan Kakai (9-1), 23, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Daniel Martinez (18-4), 28, San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Munsey (4-1), 26, Hollywood, Fla.
Lee Sandmeier (9-0), 30, Knoxville, Iowa
Michael Wootten (6-0), 24, Liverpool, ENG

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