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Ronda Rousey coaching male and female fighters on Ultimate Fighter 18

Ultimate Fighter LogoUFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey made history last month when she won the first female fight to ever take place inside the Octagon and will be another significant part of the organization’s evolution this year when she serves as coach on the Ultimate Fighter 18. Opposing her will be either Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano depending on who emerges victorious on April 13 when the two tussle at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.

UFC President Dana White announced the groundbreaking news last night during the preliminary portion of UFC 158. In addition to teams being headed by women, 135-pound females will serve as the season’s contestants alongside male counterparts with the entire lot living together in a single house.

No date was mentioned in terms of when the show will air.

Rousey (7-0) has crossed paths with Tate before,taking the Strikeforce title from her in 2012. A good deal of trash-talk preceded the pairing, though in the end Rousey picked up an opening round Armbar win as she’s done in all of her bouts.

Tate holds an overall record of 13-3 with finishes of Julie Kedzie and Marloes Coenen. Comparably, Zingano is unbeaten seven scraps into her career with stoppages in all but one of her victories.

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

4 COMMENTS
  • moosebaby02 says:

    Oh for fuck sakes im done

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I have a feeling this is asking for trouble, having men and women in the house together.

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  • MickeyC says:

    I hate to say it, but I would have to agree. If you luv da Drama its a good move. It will not take long for boundries to be crossed,Will the guys be BW as well? I can see dana now….. if the females finish their fights, the first time a couple guys show up with poor performances……. He will talk mad shit. Has anybody ever seen a reality show with male/female strangers in a house for this length of time where some one did NOT get laid?

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    No Mickey I haven’t, but then again I don’t really get into reality shows. Not to mention I think having girls there will mess up their drive, especially if they all train and have gym time together, at least one or two guys will try to impress the girls and either end up hurting themselves, or someone else

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