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 eight 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.

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

*Tim Gorman was declared medically unfit during the show’s second episode due to a hamstring tear and was replaced by Louis Fisette

#Cody Bollinger missed weight during the show’s ninth episode and was removed from the show


Week Two

Julianna Pena def. Shayna Baszler by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:08

Week Three

Chris Holdsworth def. Chris Beal by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:19

Week Four

Jessica Rakoczy def. Roxanne Modafferi by knockout (punches). Round 2, 2:33

Week Five

Davey Grant def. Louis Fisette by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:01

Week Six

Raquel Pennington def. Jessamyn Duke by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Week Seven

Michael Wootten def. Josh Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Week Eight

Recap Episode – No Fights

Week Nine

Sarah Moras def. Peggy Morgan by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:39

Anthony Gutierrez def. Cody Bollinger by forfeit (Bollinger missed weight).


Chris Holdsworth def. Michael Wootten by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:12

Julianna Pena def. Sarah Moras by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:31

Davey Grant def. Anthony Gutierrez by forfeit (Gutierrez missed weight).

Jessica Rakoczy def. Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)


Chris Holdsworth vs. Davey Grant

Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

Photo: TUF 18 Cast (Zuffa, LLC)