TUF 18 Finale winners Chris Holdsworth and Julianna Pena speak to Megan Olivi following their impressive showings.
See TUF 18 Finale main event winner Nate Diaz' speech straight after winning.
Watch the press conference that took place after Saturday's TUF 18 Finale!
Julianna Pena became the first female winner of The Ultimate Fighter in UFC history when she defeated Jessica Rakoczy via TKO with just seconds remaining of round 1. Competing for the TUF men's title, Chris Holdsworth submitted Davey Grant and became the winner of TUF season 18. His submission of Grant was titled Submission of the Night.
Take a look at the official weigh-in for The Ultimate Fighter Finale at
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas!
Soon it’s time for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, and for the first time in UFC history a woman is to be announced the winner, as Julianna Pena (5-2-0) takes on Jessica Rakoczy (1-3-0) in the woman’s tournament final. In the men’s tournament final Chris Holdsworth (5-0-0) will meet David Grant (8-1-0).
Headlining the show is Gray Maynard (12-2-1) vs. Nate Diaz (16-9-0). The TUF 18 Finale takes place Saturday at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las
Vegas and airs on FOX Sports 1.
After Georges St-Pierre's split-call win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, St-Pierre told the crowd he needed to "step away" for a little bit. Without explaining any further, he said during the post-fight press conference that he, in fact, was going crazy and losing sleep in dealing with some personal issues. Rumors swirl that the welter weight champion is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy as well as the illness of his father.
After a challenging battle between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last Saturday, where, after much disagreement, GSP retained his UFC welterweight champion title, St-Pierre received a 45-day medical suspension. His worthy opponent, Hendricks could be suspended for as much as six months.
"I'm still standing. I pretty much controlled everything. I just beat the pound for pound, "supposedly", best fighter in the world, and I smashed him on the first try. So Guess what; that's actually my belt and I will get it. That's gonna be my title one day," Johny Hendricks says after the controversal loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167.
"He really messed me up, I need a vacation right now," says the fighter who just barely managed to hold on to his UFC welterweight champion title.