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

Dana White to TUF winner Julianna Pena: ‘Leave that disgusting gym’

It was first reported on Wednesday that TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena would have to withdraw from her UFC 171 bout against Jessica Andrade due to a knee injury suffered in training. At today’s UFC 169 pre-fight media scrum White explained why he advised Pena to “leave that gym now” as he recounted the story as it was told to him immediately after the incident by the “Venezuelan Vixen” herself.

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.

Try to watch this video without cringing

On this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 18), Team Tate brought in Muay Thai legend Melchor Menor to assist as a striking coach. In this clip Melchor gives Team Tate a lesson in how to mentally block out pain while breaking a baseball bat with his shin. … Now mentally blocking out the pain is one thing… the real question is how does he do this without breaking his g*ddam leg! WTF?

Interview: Dana White talks Weidman vs. Silva rematch, Jones vs. Gustafsson, TUF 18, more *VIDEO*

ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with UFC President Dana White at the UFC Press Tour on Monday in Los Angeles where he, along with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champ Anderson Silva, were promoting their rematch scheduled for December 28 at UFC 168.