Friday, August 16, 2013

TUF 18 Cast Revealed

For the first time in Ultimate Fighter history the ladies will be featured including sixteen women and sixteen men, all bantamweights and coached by rivals Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. With a recent preview and certain fighters missing from social media for six weeks some names were already assumed but now the full cast of The Ultimate Fighter 18 has been officially revealed by the UFC. TUF 18 kicks off on September 4th on the new FOX Sports 1 channel with the finale being targeted for November 30th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and the rematch between Miesha and Ronda set for the co-main event at UFC 168 on December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Check out the full cast for The Ultimate Fighter 18 below.

Female Bantamweights:

Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.   
Revelina Berto (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.   
Jessamyn Duke (2-0, 1NC), 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 “Penny” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.   
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.   
Roxanne Modafferi (15-10), 30, Pittsfield, Mass./Yokohama, JAP   
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 Bantamweights:

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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