Raquel Pennington vs. Roxanne Modafferi rounds out TUF 18 Finale

The final bout for

target="_blank">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