TUF 18 Finale: Julianna Pena vs Jessica Rakoczy Preview
Well, it’s final. TUF 18 Season finale will feature a women’s bantamweight fight between Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy. Up for grabs is a contract with the UFC, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and the right to be called the best women’s fighter on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Both of these fighters beat every opponent put in front of them this season, and they will finally square off to seize their UFC dreams. On paper, this is going to be an excellent fight. Both are scrappy fighters and they have shown heart in each of their fights this season. Pena comes into this bout with an overall record of 4-2. Her highlight of this season was defeating Shayna Baszler, where she was able to defeat her by way of submission.
Pena kept the momentum going and will look to prove that she is a UFC caliber of fighter. Rakoczy was a highly touted boxing champion coming into the show, and she proved to have superior hands over many opponents this season. She even showcased some great takedown defense in her last bout against Raquel Pennington, proving she is not as one-dimensional as some people think.
This finale bout should be an exciting one, and so much is on the line for both. They have trained their whole lives for this moment, so you can rest assured they are training harder than they ever have in their life. This was the first season for women to be on TUF, and it proved to be a great season for the UFC. It will cap off this Saturday night, which will be showcased on Fox Sports 1.