Bollinger among top Prospects announced for TUF 18 Cast

Posted: August 16, 2013 in The Ultimate Fighter
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Cody BollingerThe next edition of The Ultimate Fighter is just a couple weeks away and the cast has been officially revealed. Top prospect Cody Bollinger heads the list of promising men to compete in Season 18 of TUF, while several recognizable women are on the list, including Roxanne Modafferi, Racquel Pennington and Jessamyn Duke.

This season is historic in a couple areas. First, it will be the first time TUF has included female competitors on the show. Combined with the men, it will probably change the dynamic a little bit inside the house. Secondly, this season will be the first to use women as the coaches. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate have been going at it tooth and nail since the announcement.

Bollinger, the 17 fight veteran, will certainly be one of the favorites going into the tournament. A life-long mixed martial artist, Bollinger’s father Frankie Bollinger held the King of the Cage bantamweight title. At just 21, the younger Bollinger has experience beyond his years and should be one of the key fighters in the season.

Women Bantamweight Fighters

Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.
Revelina Berto (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.
Jessamyn Duke (2-0-1), 27, Richmond, Ky.
Tonya Evinger (11-6), 32, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Laura Howarth (4-0), 26, Hove, East Essex, ENG
Tara LaRosa (21-3), 35, Albuquerque, N.M.
Valerie Letourneau (4-3), 30, La Prairie, CAN
Bethany Marshall (4-1), 25, Newport News, Va.
Sarah Moras (3-1), 25, Kelowna, CAN
Margaret “Peggy” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.
Roxanne Modafferi (15-10), 30, Pittsfield, Mass.
Julianna Pena (4-2), 24, Spokane, Wash.
Raquel Pennington (3-3), 24, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jessica Rakoczy (1-3), 36, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colleen Schneider (4-3), 31, Las Vegas, Nev.

Men Bantamweight Fighters

Christopher Beal (7-0), 28, Somis, Calif.
Cody Bollinger (14-3), 22, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Louis Fisette (6-1), 23, Winnipeg, CAN
Rafael Freitas (6-0-1), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Grant (8-1), 27, Bishop Auckland, ENG
Tim Gorman (9-2), 30, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anthony Gutierrez (4-0), 22, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Emil Hartsner (4-0), 23, Luberod, SWE
Joshua Hill (9-0), 26, Binbrook, CAN
Chris Holdsworth (4-0), 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Patrick Holohan (9-0-1), 25, Dublin, IRL
Sirwan Kakai (9-1), 23, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Daniel Martinez (18-4), 28, San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Munsey (4-1), 26, Hollywood, Fla.
Lee Sandmeier (9-0), 30, Knoxville, Iowa
Michael Wootten (6-0), 24, Liverpool, ENG

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