Rousey to Coach TUF 18; Men/Women Bantamweights to Compete


ultimate-fighter THUMBDuring the UFC 158 broadcast, Dana White announce the coaches and weight classes for The Ultimate Fighter 18.

Women’s UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will become the first female coach in TUF history along with the winner of the Miesha Tate versus Cat Zingano fight. On the TUF 17 Finale, Tate and Zingano will not only be fighting to be a The Ultimate Fighter 18 coach, but to become the challenger to Ronda Rousey’s belt.

White also announced that Bantamweights will compete on this season – both male and female. Never before have female competitors been contestants on TUF. The women and men are expected to share the fighter house together.

Tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter 18 will take place on April 15.

11 Responses to “ Rousey to Coach TUF 18; Men/Women Bantamweights to Compete ”

  1. Will we see a flood of Canadian 135ers to the tryouts again? Josh Hill, Sean Quinn, Roland Delorme, Nick Denis, and more went to the last one for BWs.

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  2. I had Ring up 29-28. Winning the first two and losing the third.

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  3. Gnp says:

    josh hill did not go to the tryouts……but im sure he will this time

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  4. Cody Rempel says:

    Sheila Bird!!!

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  5. Women's MMA says:

    It will be an interesting season to say the least but think it should be all females. Wonder which female fighters the UFC will find at the tryouts.

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  6. BDC says:

    I also hope Bird gives it a shot!!!

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  7. smash says:

    this show is becoming solely about drama, not a big fan of the new concept. First off Women’s mma is probably 20 year behind mens mma in calibre of fighters and skillsets, and now ur gunna have dudes and chicks in the same house, theyre gunna get hammered and bang and this show is becoming more like fuckin Big Brother then The Ultimate Fighter!!!

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  8. Josh Machan says:

    I am all for developing women’s mma and I think this show will help, but ultimately this is reality TV no different from any thing else on TV.

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  9. LOL says:

    someone is gettin laid thats for sure!

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  10. Donald Duck says:

    Have to say I’m struggling with the concept of doing a coed house. It reeks (as has been said over and over and over again) as a return to the drama filled TUFs. I have actually been very much enjoying this season as it has been more about fighting and coaching than penis and puking.

    Can’t imagine how this wil be a good thing for women in MMA if they once again cast for ‘characters’ over ‘fighters’.

    Kind of hope people like Sheila stay as far away from this as possible.


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