Jessamyn Duke faces Peggy Morgan in battle of teammates at TUF Finale

Jessamyn Duke and Peggy Morgan
Jessamyn Duke takes on Peggy Morgan at the TUF Finale.
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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the sport since 2004. His work has been published in CNN, Bleacher Report, MMAWeekly.com, Yahoo! Sports, UFC.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He also co-hosts The Great Debate Radio MMA podcast, and has appeared on ESPN Radio and SportsNet Radio. Follow him on Twitter.


A pair of former Ronda Rousey team members will square off at The Ultimate Fighter finale when Jessamyn Duke takes on Peggy Morgan this Saturday night from Las Vegas.

UFC officials confirmed the bout for the finale on Monday.

An early favorite to go far in the competition, Jessamyn Duke didn't make it out of the quarterfinal round, but that doesn't mean she didn't leave quite the impression during her appearance on the show. Duke battled Team Tate's Raquel Pennington in not only one of the best fights of the season but arguably one of the best bouts in the history of the reality show.

Since leaving The Ultimate Fighter, Duke has traveled to California where she's become a mainstay training partner of her former coach Ronda Rousey as they both prepare for upcoming bouts.

Opposing Duke at the finale this Saturday will be 6'1" striker Peggy Morgan, who also looks for redemption after losing to Team Tate's Sarah Moras in the quarterfinal round matchups. Morgan is an imposing fighter with superior reach on almost everyone in the division, but she will have her hands full against a well rounded competitor like Duke.

The upcoming bantamweight showdown between Duke and Morgan will be a featured bout on the main card for the upcoming Ultimate Fighter finale headlined by lightweights Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz.

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