MMA Tete-A-Tete: Nate and Dallas preview TUF 18, reanalyze the 2nd Diaz vs. Maynard fight

On this week's edition of MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse, Kid Nate and Dallas Winston offer previews and predictions for the TUF 18 Finale fight card, discuss the ladies' presence on the show and scrutinize the last Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard fight in real time.

Kid Nate and Dallas Winston are back with another iteration of MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse, this time previewing the concurrently solidified match ups for Saturday night's The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The bumbling swashbucklers also discuss the precedential (and welcome) inclusion of female fighters on TUF 18 and close the show by re-watching the second Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz scrap to analyze the decision and assess who needs to change what to find success in the rubber match.

A few imperative notes and guidelines for this thoroughly exhilarating episode:

  • It's really not thoroughly exhilarating
  • We shot this yesterday morning before Rakoczy defeated Pennington on last night's final taped episode, so the pair of newly crystallized bouts -- Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy and Roxanne Modafferi vs. Jessica Pennington -- are not covered
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The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
(Fox Sports 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET)

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy (TUF 18 women's final)
David Grant vs. Chris Holdsworth (TUF 18 men's final)
Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Raquel Pennington

TUF 18 Preliminary Card
(Fox Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET)

Akira Corassani vs. Maximo Blanco
Rani Yahya vs. Tom Niinimaki
Jared Rosholt vs. Walter Harris
Drew Dober vs. Sean Spencer
Ryan Benoit vs. Josh Sampo

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