A who's who of women's mixed-martial art talent was on display in Las Vegas for Dana White, Joe Silva and Sean Shelby.
Notables included Bellator, Invicta, Strikeforce, Cage Warriors, RFA, and even HookNShoot and Smackgirl veterans, such as Nina Ansaroff, Heather Jo Clark, Randa Markos, Justine Kish, Jessica Penne, Lisa Ellis, Aisling Daly, Michelle Ould and many more.
If this season was just using these 36 girls (including a get into the house fight) it would already be one of the most stacked seasons in Ultimate Fighter history. But, no. We get 8 more fighters, consisting of some of the elite of the elite at 115lbs, and... just Good Lord Almighty, this, at least on paper, is absolutely incredible.
Claudia Gadelha and Juliana Lima withdraw from TUF.
Reasons for TUF 20 pulls all as expected (per DW): VanZant underage, Gadelha can't make the weight over and over, Lima speaks no English.— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) April 28, 2014
It's unfortunate that Jessica Aguilar, the number one strawweight, and Claudia Gadelha, my number two, will not be in the running to be crowned the inaugural UFC Strawweight Champion. As for Lima, I guess she didn't really 'withdraw' as I'm pretty sure she'd still be in it if it was up to her. But still, this season. Mhm, this season. Let's go.
And TUF 20 has a premiere date. September 10th 2014!
Found out from Dana that #TUF20 season starts airing on Sept 10.— Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) April 28, 2014
Auh. It's not even summer yet!
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