Jessamyn Duke at the Invicta FC 5 weigh ins. Credit: Esther Lin-Invicta FC

Jessamyn Duke and other female contestants to fight in finale

The “Venezuelan Vixen” Julianna Pena and the winner of the Jessica Rakoczy vs. Raquel Pennington match will not be the only women fighting at “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate” finale this weekend.

Female contestants who were eliminated during the show who were eliminated during the season will get a chance to live their dream and compete at the event.

UFC officials announced that Team Rousey members Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke and Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan will square off at the finale. Duke had been eliminated earlier in the season by Pennington in what could be a “Fight of the Year” candidate while Walker was scratched from the “TUF” tournament by Sarah Moras.

Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi has confirmed that she will also be competing at the finale.

Personally I think this is a great opportunity for all of these fighters, especially Duke, who I said before, deserves a UFC contract for her fantastic match against Pennington. I am also glad to see The Happy Warrior get her shot to fight in the octagon.

Unfortunately not all of the contestants will fight on the card. Moras and Shayna Baszler are injured and will not be able to compete at the event. Still, I think we will get to see “Cheesecake” and “The Queen of Spades” fight in the UFC. I would not be supervised if they ended up fighting each other.

With Moras and Baszler out with their injury, it is likely that Modafferi will face the loser of the Pennington vs. Rakoczy match that happens on this Wednesday.


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