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TUF 18 Cast Features a Number of Familiar Female Faces

TUF 18 Cast Features a Number of Familiar Female Faces
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When the UFC opened the Octagon’s door up to female fighters the flood of talent was immediate. While the company couldn’t sign all of the top 135-pound women in Mixed Martial Arts right off the bat, it has at least found a place for many of them either in the cage or on the cast of the Ultimate Fighter 18.

Coached by champion Ronda Rousey and title-contender Miesha Tate, the group of competitors on tap for TUF 18 was revealed today with more than a few names standing out. Highlighting the list were veterans like Tonya Evinger, Tara LaRosa, Roxanne Modafferi, and Shayna Baszler as well as up-and-comers including Bethany Marshall and Jessamyn Duke.

TUF 18 debuts on FOX Sports 1 on September 4.

Read below for the full list of fighters on TUF 18 including the group of bantamweight males out to claim a championship by season’s end:

FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS:

Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.
Revelina Berto (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.
Jessamyn Duke (2-1), 27, Richmond, Ky.
Tonya Evinger (11-6), 32, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Laura Howarth (4-0), 26, Hove, East Essex, ENG
Tara LaRosa (21-3), 35, Albuquerque, N.M.
Valerie Letourneau (4-3), 30, La Prairie, CAN
Bethany Marshall (4-1), 25, Newport News, Va.
Sarah Moras (3-1), 25, Kelowna, CAN
Margaret “Penny” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.
Roxanne Modafferi (15-10), 30, Pittsfield, Mass.
Julianna Pena (4-2), 24, Spokane, Wash.
Raquel Pennington (3-3), 24, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jessica Rakoczy (1-3), 36, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colleen Schneider (4-3), 31, Las Vegas, Nev.

MALE BANTAMWEIGHTS:

Christopher Beal (7-0), 28, Somis, Calif.
Cody Bollinger (14-3), 22, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Louis Fisette (6-1), 23, Winnipeg, CAN
Rafael Freitas (6-0-1), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Grant (8-1), 27, Bishop Auckland, ENG
Tim Gorman (9-2), 30, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anthony Gutierrez (4-0), 22, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Emil Hartsner (4-0), 23, Luberod, SWE
Joshua Hill (9-0), 26, Binbrook, CAN
Chris Holdsworth (4-0), 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Patrick Holohan (9-0-1), 25, Dublin, IRL
Sirwan Kakai (9-1), 23, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Daniel Martinez (18-4), 28, San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Munsey (4-1), 26, Hollywood, Fla.
Lee Sandmeier (9-0), 30, Knoxville, Iowa
Michael Wootten (6-0), 24, Liverpool, ENG


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