One of the perks of having a new division?
It needs fighters. So expect more contestants from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 to try to join the promotion's expanding female roster at 135 pounds, now that their duties have wrapped on the combat sports reality show.
First up will be Team Rousey contestants Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan, who battle it out at TUF 18 Finale on FOX Sports 1 this Saturday night (Nov. 30, 2013) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Duke (2-0, 1 NC), who signed up for a spot on TUF roster after a brief stint for Invicta FC, was bounced from the competition in a gritty, back-and-forth affair against Raquel Pennington, in what was easily one of the best fights on the show. Conversely, Morgan (2-0) was submitted by Sarah Moras in the quarterfinals.
Now they get a second chance to make a first impression.
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale will feature the long-awaited rubber match between Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz, who first met back on Spike TV in 2007. Also scheduled for this weekend's fight card are the live finales between the four remaining bantamweight semifinalists.
Duke vs. Morgan ... who ya' got?
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