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The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale takes place this evening from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and features a grudge match between lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard in the main event. Also, TUF 18 contestants Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy meet in the women’s bantamweight finals, and Chris Holdsworth and David Grant meet in the men’s finals.
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 te contract.
The exciting and historic conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, the 18th season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®‘s reality series, takes place Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. For the first time ever, the Finale crowns both a man and a woman winner, live on FOX Sports 1. Both The Ultimate Fighter®winners receive a six-figure contract with the UFC® and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The episode begins with a quick recap of episode two, leading up to this week’s matchup between Team Rousey’s Chris Beal and Team Tate’s Chris Holdsworth. Coach Tate shows up at the house bearing gifts, bringing her victorious fighter Julianna Pena a milkshake. Despite Coach Rousey’s opinion that Tate was smiling at Baszler’s pain in defeat, Tate also brings Shayna some chocolate cake.
Ronda Rousey’s number one pick Shayna Baszler suffered a submission loss to Miesha Tate’s number one pick Julianna Pena on episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter season 18 (TUF 18) last week. To put it very mildly, Ms. Rousey did not take the loss well. Baszler, with all her experience, seemed over-confident going up against the up-and-comer Pena — and she paid the price. Will Team Rousey be able to bounce back this week as Chris Beal takes on Team Tate’s Chris Holdsworth?
ProMMAnow.com talks with Team Alpha Male’s Chris Holdsworth following his second round submission victory over fellow bantamweight Tyler Shinn Friday night at RFA 4.