Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter premiered tonight on FOX Sports 1 and Sportsnet 360. In the elimination round, 32 male and female bantamweights competed in 16 two-round fights in hopes of earning a spot in the TUF house and continuing on towards the finals and a six-figure UFC contract.
TUF 18 coaches “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate both kept a close eye on the action during tonight’s elimination bouts. At the conclusion of the episode, Rousey and Tate picked their respective teams. Episode one female fight results and team picks can be found (here).