TUF: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate premiere results

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® kicked off the 18th season of its famed reality television show, The Ultimate Fighter®, on Wednesday night with the inaugural episode on FOX Sports 1. In the historic two-hour season premiere, 16 male, and for the first time ever, 16 female bantamweight fighters (135 pounds) squared-off, vying for a coveted spot on the series and their chance to win a six-figure contract with the UFC® and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

A full recap is available at ufc.com.

Premiere episode fight match-ups and results:

Jessamyn Duke

Richmond, Ky

Laura Howarth

Hove, East Essex, England

Submission via triangle choke

3:50 of the 1st round

Cody Bollinger

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Rafael Freitas

Albuquerque, N.M.


1:54 of the 2nd round

Jessica Rakoczy

Las Vegas, Nev.

Revelina Berto

Winter Haven, Fla.

Submission via arm bar

2:32 of the 2nd round

Chris Beal

Somis, Calif.

Sirwan Kakai

Coconut Creek, Fla.

Unanimous Decision

Sudden Victory round

Julianna Pena

Spokane, Wash.

Gina Mazany

Seattle, Ak

Unanimous Decision
Michael Wootten

Liverpool, Merceyside, England

Emil Hartsner

Luberod, Skane, Sweden

Unanimous Decision

Sudden Victory round

Peggy Morgan

Nashua, N.H.

Bethany Marshall

Newport News, Va


2:58 of the 1st round

Joshua Hill

Binbrook, Ontario, Canada

Patrick Holohan

Tagllaht, Dublin, Ireland

Majority Decision
Colleen Schneider

Las Vegas, Nev.

Shayna Baszler

Sioux Fall, S.D.

Submission via arm bar

4:24 of the 1st round

Louis Fisette

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Chris Holdsworth

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Submission via triangle choke

4:09 of the 1st round

Raquel Pennington

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Tonya Evinger

Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Submission via guillotine choke

3:56 of the 2nd round

Tim Gorman

West Des Moines, Iowa

Lee Sandmeier

Knoxville, Iowa


4:46 of the 1st round

Roxanne Modafferi

Yokohama, JPN

Valerie Letourneau

La Prairie, Quebec, Canada

Submission via rear naked choke

3:36 of the 1st round

Anthony Gutierrez

Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Matthew Munsey

Hollywood, Fla.

Unanimous Decision

Sudden Victory round

Sarah Moras

Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Tara LaRosa

Albuquerque, N.M.

Unanimous Decision
David Grant

Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

Daniel Martinez

San Diego, Calif.

Submission via arm bar

2:02 of the 2nd round

Team Rousey, therefore had the option of the first fight pick and chose Shayna Baszler versus Team Tate’s Julianna Pena.

The series resumes next Wednesday, Sept. 11, on FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET. In that episode – “Ladies First” – Sixteen fighters move into The Ultimate Fighter house, where for the first time, men and women will live together. Tensions rise as old rivals, coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate cross paths, and a hopeful fighter’s UFC dream is threatened by injury. Then it’s a battle of the number one female picks when Julianna Pena of Team Tate and veteran Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler of Team Rousey fight for early control in a history-making matchup.

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit ultimatefighter.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter under our new name @TUFonFS1 or on Facebook.com/TUF.


The Ultimate Fighting Championship®

Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, moving to FOX Sports 1 in September 2013.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.4 million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs and video games, UFC FIT®, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club® affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

FOX Sports 1

FOX Sports 1 is a new national 24-hour multi-sport channel launching on August 17 and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has eight pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), USGA events including the U.S. Open (2015), soccer and UFC. College football is highlighted by regular season coverage of Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA games, while the college basketball spotlight shines on the Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA and the Big East men’s basketball tournament. Starting in 2014, select MLB League Championship Series and Division Series games as well as regular season games are coming to the channel. FOX Sports 1 also carries select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events beginning in 2015; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races; the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; and all Speedweeks coverage, including Daytona 500 Qualifying, Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, (2014, 2017-22) the Budweiser Duel, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NCWTS Practice and Qualifying sessions. Additionally, FOX Sports 1 carries NASCAR RACEDAY, NASCAR VICTORY LANE and RACE HUB shows. The channel also carries the world’s most prolific club soccer competitions, like UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and CONCACAF Champions League, along with the world’s oldest soccer competition, the FA Cup; plus CONCACAF Gold Cup; CONCACAF Qualifiers, EURO 2016 Qualifiers; 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers; FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019; FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022. In addition to Saturday pay-per-view preliminary cards, Wednesday nights are home to the UFC with UFC TONIGHT, live events and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. In Feb. 2014, FOX Sports 1 partners with The Jockey Club for newly created package of nationally televised races featuring the leading horses in the country. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: FOX FOOTBALL DAILY, CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. For more information visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1.

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