Meltzer releases rumored cast of TUF 18

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Dave Meltzer has published a list of 17 female fighters that are reportedly have reportedly made the cut for TUF 18, and will fight in the first episode to make it into the house. Meltzer noted that he cannot vouch for the authenticity of the list, but said it came from a good source. He added that he knew five names of fighters who had made it, and all are on the list.

The list numbers 17, and only 16 women are expected to make it. The discrepancy is possibly due to the inclusion of Tara LaRosa, 35, who Meltzer said he had heard did not make the cut due to age, but was never the less on the list.

TUF will also feature 16 male fighters who will also fight in a single elimination event to make it into the house.

The season, which features female coaches Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, starts filming in a few weeks.

Marcia Allen
Shayna Baszler
Revelina Berto
Jessamyn Duke
Ashlee Evans-Smith
Tonya Evinger
Tara LaRosa
Valerie Letourneau
Lia Mata’afa
Gina Mazany
Roxanne Modafferi
Peggy Morgan
Julianna Pena
Raquel Pennington
Bethany Marshall

Katie Merrill
Colleen Schneider

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Marcia Allen

Shayna Baszler

Revelina Berto

Jessamyn Duke

Ashlee Evans-Smith

Tonya Evinger

Tara LaRosa

Valerie Letourneau

Lia Mata’afa

Gina Mazany

Roxanne Modafferi

Peggy Morgan

Julianna Pena

Raquel Pennington

Bethany Marshall

Katie Merrill

Colleen Schneider