It took Julianna Pena (pictured) less than one round to realize her dream of becoming a UFC fighter. Pena steamrolled Jessica Rakoczy Saturday night to be the first female to capture a six-figure UFC contract by winning “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Pena made it look easy against the Rakoczy, taking her down on two separate occasions and giving her the business on the ground both times. It can be argued that referee Mario Yamasaki could have allowed the scrap to go into the second stanza, but he decided to stop the assault with just one tick remaining in the opening round.
Rakoczy didn’t argue the stoppage, so if she didn’t gripe about it, nobody else should.
TUF 18 Finale took place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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