With TUF 18 set to premiere on September 4th, FOX Sports 1 and the UFC have released the cast for the show, which as you almost certainly know, will be coached by Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. TUF 18 will feature male and female bantamweight fighters, and as expected, the show will feature several well travelled veterans.
For example, one of the 32 competitors who will attempt to battle her way into the TUF house is Shayna Bazler, who has over 20 bouts on her record and has competed for Strikeforce and Invicta FC. Another is Tara LaRosa, who has been considered one of the planet’s best female fighters for years and sports a very impressive record of 21-3. Roxanne Modaferri is also an experienced fighter with over 20 bouts, and has fought for organizations like Strikeforce and Cage Warriors Fighting Championship in the past.
There are also several men with over 10 fights on their record, including Cody Bollinger, Daniel Martinez and Tim Gorman.
So in other words, it looks like the season will feature some pretty experienced and talented vets. Here is the cast for TUF 18, which will conclude on November 20th.
Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.
Revelina Berto, (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.
Jessamyn Duke (2-0, 1NC), 27, Richmond, Ky.
Tonya Evinger (11-6), 32, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Laura Howarth (4-0), 26, Hove, East Essex, ENG
Tara LaRosa (21-3), 35, Albuquerque, N.M.
Valerie Letourneau (4-3), 30, La Prairie, CAN
Bethany Marshall (4-1), 25, Newport News, Va.
Sarah Moras (3-1), 25, Kelowna, CAN
Margaret “Peggy” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.
Roxanne Modafferi (15-10), 30, Yokohama, JPN
Julianna Pena (4-2), 24, Spokane, Wash.
Raquel Pennington (3-3), 24, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jessica Rakoczy (1-3), 36, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colleen Schneider (4-3), 31, Las Vegas, Nev.
Christopher Beal (7-0), 28, Somis, Calif.
Cody Bollinger (14-3), 22, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Louis Fisette (6-1), 23, Winnipeg, CAN
Rafael Freitas (6-0-1), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Grant (8-1), 27, Bishop Auckland, ENG
Tim Gorman (9-2), 30, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anthony Gutierrez (4-0), 22, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Emil Hartsner (4-0), 23, Luberod, SWE
Joshua Hill (9-0), 26, Binbrook, CAN
Chris Holdsworth (4-0), 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Patrick Holohan (9-0-1), 25, Dublin, IRL
Sirwan Kakai (9-1), 23, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Daniel Martinez (18-4), 28, San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Munsey (4-1), 26, Hollywood, Fla.
Lee Sandmeier (9-0), 30, Knoxville, Iowa
Michael Wootten (6-0), 24, Liverpool, ENG