The final bout for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale was announced on
Wednesday as veteran competitor Roxanne Modafferi will take on
fellow cast member Raquel Pennington in a bantamweight bout on the
Pennington landed in the slot after losing in the semifinal
round against Jessica Rakoczy to determine who would meet Julianna
Pena in the finale for the series.
She will now meet the other fighter who lost to Rakoczy on the
show as Modafferi looks to pick up her first win in the UFC after a
career that spans back a decade when she first fought in 2003.
On the show both Pennington and Modafferi were coached under the
tutelage of Miesha Tate, but now they will square off in the
Octagon with the winner guaranteed another shot in the UFC.
Modafferi will actually enter the fight on a five-fight losing
streak with her last win coming back in 2010 in a fight against
Tara LaRosa. Pennington will also look to break a two-fight skid
when she makes her debut while looking to earn her spot in the