Duke looked sharp against Morgan, stringing together combos with ease and controlling action in the Octagon in most instances. She was labeled as one of the most potential-laden contestants on TUF 18 and it’s easy to see why after last weekend’s bout. Rather than face someone with less than five fights, it would be interesting to see Duke draw a slightly more-established adversary along the lines of Jessica Andrade or Jessica Eye.
Every win under the UFC banner is important. However, some victories stand out more than others, especially when you’re an up and coming competitor looking to make an impact in the Octagon. A number of athletes fitting that bill took to the cage on Saturday night at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale including Chris Holdsworth and Julianna Pena, the organization’s newest TUF champions. Here’s a look at some of the top performances from the show and what the efforts may mean to the futures of each involved fighter. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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