Exclusive: Raquel Pennington talks Andrade fight, Pena injury and evolution as athlete

With UFC 171 just days away, all eyes are on Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler as they prepare to battle for the vacant welterweight strap, but one of the many promising bouts flying under the radar on Saturday pits TUF 18 standout Raquel Pennington against fellow up-and-comer Jessica Andrad

Peggy Morgan vs. Jessamyn Duke added to The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

Jessamyn Duke broke the news on her Twitter account today that she would be making her UFC debut this Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale in Las Vegas. Of course Duke was a cast member on this season and lost a tough decision to Raquel Pennington in a three round war. Duke is set to meet fellow cast member and Team Rousey partner Peggy Morgan.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale – fight card

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.