Originally written on hov-mma  |  Last updated 5/7/13
TUF 18 Coaches Cat Zingano & Ronda Rousey Many female fighters have remarked how difficult it is to find opponents or a fight card to be on in the male dominated world of mixed martial arts. It's no surprise then, than many of the rumored TUF 18 female cast members have history with each other. Many of them are good friends (despite punching each other in the face) and others I foresee drama between. Here's a run down of fights that have occurred between the fighters, and other connections that are interesting to note. Jessamyn Duke defeated Marciea Allen via submission (armbar) at Invicta 3. Marciea illegally pulled Jessamyn's braid while punching her in the face on the ground, but Jessamyn quickly turned it around for the win. Ashlee Evans Smith defeated Jessamyn Duke via decision (unanimous) Ashlee Evans Smith vs. Peggy Morgan was set for CFA 11 on May 24th, but the CFA website and other sources no longer show that fight on the card, one source lists it as "delayed" which seems to confirm that they will be on TUF 18 since the show will be filming during that time.  Peggy Morgan was originally set to fight Fallon Fox, but when the transgendered fighter's biology was revealed, Morgan decided to turn down the fight. Marciea Allen is training partners and good friends with Fallon Fox.  Peggy Morgan defeated Revelina Berto via decision (unanimous)  Shayna Baszler defeated Roxanne Modafferi via submission (kimura) Tara LaRosa (rumored to have been let go from the TUF 18 cast due to the age cap) defeated Shayna Baszler via TKO (punches) Tara LaRosa defeated Roxanne Modafferi via decision (unanimous), but four years later Roxanne defeated Tara LaRosa via decision (split) Also worth noting, Raquel Pennington was defeated by one of the TUF 18 coaches, Cat Zingano, via submission (rear naked choke).  With all these connections, a few things are certain: grudges will come out, friendships will be tested, and bonds will be solidified between all the women, and men, that make it into the house. For additional info on the rumored fighters involved with TUF 18, check out this. Article by: Lindsey Proctor 
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