Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter comes to a close tonight

TUF 18

The last pre-recorded episode of The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 airs tonight on FOX Sports 1 tonight. Raquel Pennington will meet Jessica Rakoczy to determine who will face Julianna Pena in Saturday’s live finale.

Team Rousey’s Rakoczy would have been probably the last person you would have picked to be in this situation. Coming into the season with only one win in MMA, the former boxing champion surprised everyone with her submission win to get into the house and were impressed with her TKO of Roxanne Modafferi that landed her a spot in the semi-finals.

It was most likely the fight of the season when Team Tate’s Raquel Pennington scored a decision win over Jessamyn Duke. The fight was a three round battle that saw Pennington get the victory and move on to face Rakoczy. Pennington is gritty and is most likely the favorite going into the match up.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale will be set after tonight.