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:
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
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