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Jessica Rakoczy Advances to Face Julianna Pena, ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ Roster Set

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
November 27th, 2013
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With Jessica Rakoczy’s unanimous decision victory over Raquel Pennington in the semifinals of “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” the official lineup for Saturday’s event has been finalized.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rakoczy now battles Julianna Pena in the TUF 18 finals for a six-figure UFC contract. David Grant and Chris Holdsworth, their TUF 18 male counterparts, will also scrap a $100,000ish deal. 

Lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard headline the festivities.

FOX Sports 1 broadcasts the main card live starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here is the show’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT)

Ryan Benoit vs. Joshua Sampo

(FOX Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Drew Dober vs. Sean Spencer

Walter Harris vs. Jared Rosholt

Tom Niinimaki vs. Rani Yahya

Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani

Main Card:

(FOX Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Raquel Pennington vs. Roxanna Modafferi

Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan

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

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

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Manard

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