All Healthy Female TUF 18 Stars Fight at Saturday’s Finale

Written by Tom Ngo
November 25th, 2013

UFC TUF 18 Jessamyn Duke

On Monday, it was reported “The Ultimate Fighter 18” contestants Jessamyn Duke (pictured) and Peggy Morgan will meet on the main card in Saturday’s finale. Oh, the women’s TUF 18 announcements didn’t stop there.

The bantamweights will be joined by all of their fellow female castmates this weekend, outside of Shayna Baszler and Sarah Moras who are out with injuries.

Specific matchups will be confirmed immediately following Wednesday’s semifinals bout between Jessica Rakoczy and Raquel Pennington. The winner of that contest advances to battle Julianna Pena in the tournament finals for a six-figure UFC contract.

No official word, but it is believed Baszler and Moras will eventually compete in a future UFC event once they’re healthy.

Fox Sports 1 will broadcast Saturday’s main card live starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT. Lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard headline the gig.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Preliminary Card:

Jessica Rakoczy or Raquel Pennington vs. TBD

Revelina Berto vs. TBD

Tonya Evinger vs. TBD

Laura Howarth vs. TBD

Tara LaRosa vs. TBD

Valerie Letourneau vs. TBD

Bethany Marshall vs. TBD

Gina Mazany vs. TBD

Roxanna Modafferi vs. TBD

Colleen Schneider vs. TBD

Ryan Benoit vs. Josh Sampo

Sean Spencer vs. Sergio Moraes

Tom Niinimäki vs. Rani Yahya

Main Card:

Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani

Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan

David Grant vs. Chris Holdsworth – “TUF 18” men’s tournament final

Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy or Raquel Pennington – “TUF 18” women’s tournament final

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Manard

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