[ads1]The season is drawing to a close and it has been an interesting one to say the least. The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 has been historic as we have seen bantamweight women compete with the bantamweight men as well as two of the male competitors missing weight. The stage is set for the last finalist this Wednesday night as Raquel Pennington and Jessica Rakoczy meet to see who will face Julianna Pena. The men’s final will put Chris Holdsworth against Davey Grant to see who walks away with the contract.
The finale will host a lightweight battle between Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard. Maynard walked away with a split decision win back in 2010 and both men were cast members on the fifth season of TUF. There are also several new faces to the promotion making their debut Saturday.
Coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will meet on December 28th as Tate looks for redemption at UFC 168.
You can catch the weigh-ins live here on ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) this Friday starting at 7 p.m. ET. The event will air live on FOX Sports 1 Saturday night and our own Jack Bratcher will be bringing you play by play of all the action right here.
- Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
- Davey Grant vs. Chris Holdsworth – tournament final
- Julianna Pena vs. Rakoczy/Pennington –tournament final
- Walter Harris vs. Jared Rosholt
- Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani
- Tom Niinimaki vs. Rani Yahya
- Drew Dober vs. Sean Spencer
- Ryan Benoit vs. Joshua Sampo
Additional bouts to be announced following this Wednesday’s season finale.