TUF 18 finalist Jessica Rakoczy planning spring return at strawweight
TUF 18 finalist Jessica Rakoczy hasn’t fought since losing to Julianna Pena (5-2) in Nov. 2013 but hopes to return this spring in a new weight classes, according to a UFC Tonight report. The 37 year-old competed as a bantamweight (135 pounds) on TUF 18, and surprised many by making it all the way to the finals before losing to Pena via TKO.
Now that the UFC has an 115 pound division, Rakoczy is reportedly planning to drop weight and compete in the new division within the first half of 2015. Rakoczy’s official record is 1-4.
TUF season fights are counted as exhibitions, and so don’t go towards official records. So, despite winning during the season, in 2013, Rakoczy’s last official win came back in 2012, over Kristen Gatz via KO.