Join us tonight for episode 10 of The Ultimate Fighter. TUF 20 / A Champion Will Be Crowned features 16 women vying to become the inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champion.
Well folks, it's been real, but tonight, we say adieu. That's because this is our last regular episode of season 20 of TUF. Gone will be the cat fighting, the farting, the patty-cake, and all that good stuff. At least until the new "revamped" season 21 debuts... sometime.
But before we get there, we have some work to do. Namely, we have to decide who will fight to become the first ever UFC Women's Strawweight champion. Both semifinals are fascinating bouts. On one side, you have two of the early tournament favorites squaring off with Carla Esparza vs. Jessica Penne. Much like last week's Esparza vs. Torres fight, this one could easily headline an Invicta show, and is 100% worthy of sending one woman on to the finals. Semifinal #2 sees cult hero Rose Namajunas vs. only slightly lesser cult hero Randa Markos. Randa has come out of nowhere to be a force in this tournament, but she has a tough task in the surging Namajunas - the final hope for Team Melendez.
My picks? I'm looking at a Penne vs. Namajunas final. Let's see how wrong I am tonight.
Join us right here at Bloody Elbow for The Ultimate Fighter 20 live discussion tonight, December 10. TUF 20 airs on Fox Sports 1 today at 10:00 p.m. ET