The UFC has reached the 18th season of its flagship reality program, The Ultimate Fighter. And, for the second time in the last four seasons, it has a new home, Fox Sports 1. It also has a new night, as the show kicked off on Wednesday, Sept. 4, following the completion of UFC Fight Night 28.

That’s not all that is new for TUF 18, as women are featured on the show for the first time. The cast is split between 16 bantamweights of each gender, with each vying for a six-figure contract with the promotion. Also a first, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and bitter rival Miesha Tate are featured as the first female coaches in the show’s history. The pair will clash on Dec. 28 for Rousey’s 135-pound strap at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.

The show debuted with a two-hour episode that featured the elimination fights to get into the house, as well as the team selection of each coach. For a full preview of the male half of the roster, click here. And for a breakdown of the ladies’ side of the roster, click here.

Male Bantamweights
Christopher Beal, Cody Bollinger, Louis Fisette, Rafael de Freitas, David Grant, Tim Gorman, Anthony Gutierrez, Emil Hartsner, Joshua Hill, Chris Holdsworth, Patrick Holohan, Sirwan Kakai, Daniel Martinez, Matthew Munsey, Lee Sandmeier, Michael Wootten

Female Bantamweights
Shayna Baszler, Revelina Berto, Jessamyn Duke, Tonya Evinger, Laura Howarth, Tara LaRosa, Valerie Letourneau, Bethany Marshall, Sarah Moras, Peggy Morgan, Gina Mazany, Roxanne Modafferi, Julianna Pena, Raquel Pennington, Jessica Rakoczy, Colleen Schneider

Jessamyn Duke def. Laura Howarth by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 3:50
David Grant def. Danny Martinez by submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:54
Jessica Rakoczy def. Revelina Berto by submission (armbar-omoplata). Round 2, 2:32
Michael Wootten def. Emil Hartsner by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Peggy Morgan def. Bethany Marshall by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:58
Roxanne Modafferi def. Valerie Letourneau by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:36
Tim Gorman def. Lee Sandmeier by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:46
Raquel Pennington def. Tonya Evinger by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:56
Chris Beal def. Sirwan Kakai by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Josh Hill def. Patrick Holohan by majority decision (20-18, 19-19, 20-18)
Shayna Baszler def. Colleen Schneider by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:24
Chris Holdsworth def. Louis Fisette by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 4:09
Julianna Pena def. Gina Mazany by unanimous decision
Anthony Gutierrez def. Matthew Munsey by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Sarah Moras def. Tara LaRosa by unanimous decision
Cody Bollinger def. Rafael de Freitas by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:54

Team Rousey
Males: Christopher Beal, David Grant, Anthony Gutierrez, Michael Wootten
Females: Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, Peggy Morgan, Jessica Rakoczy
Team Tate
Males: Cody Bollinger, Chris Holdsworth, Joshua Hill, Tim Gorman
Females: Julianna Pena, Sarah Moras, Raquel Pennington, Roxanne Modafferi

Photo: TUF 18 Cast (Zuffa, LLC)

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