We open the show with Ronda Rousey surprised to see Miesha Tate, who will be coaching the other team as Cat Zingano is injured. We meet the cast of the show, as UFC president Dana White gives his traditional pep talk before the opening round fights. The winners get into the house.
Here are the results:
Match 1 – Jessamyn Duke defeats Laura Howarth by triangle choke round 1
Duke was active in her guard most of the fight, using her long legs to secure a triangle. She eventually got it.
Match 2 – Jessica Rakoczy def. Revelina Berto by omoplata round 1
In a battle of two boxers, Rakoczy took it quickly to the ground and both started to roll for position. Rakocyz fought for an armbar, and Berto was defending. Rakoczy would twist the armbar for omplata and gets the tap.
Match 3 – Peggy Morgan def. Bethany Marshall by TKO round 1
Moran was was too big for the Marshall, and Morgan simply went for the takedown, got the mount, and landed ground and mount on Marshall. The ref stopped it within a minute.
Match 4 – Roxanne Modafferi def. Valerie Latourneau by rear naked choke round 1
Modafferi was able to get a takedown and establish mount. Modafferi’s ground game was too solid for Latourneau, as Modafferi took the back and got the tap.
Match 5 – Raquel Pennington def. Tonya Evinger by guillotine choke round 2
Evinger tried to out wrestle Pennington, but endurance got the best of her, and Pennington was able to slap on a standing guillotine to force the tap.
Match 6 – Shayna Baszler def. Colleen Schneider by armbar round 1
Baszler worked for the takedown early on, getting control on the mat. After working positions in the scramble, Baszler was able to work her submission game, finally getting the armbar.
Match 7 – Julianna Pena def. Gina Mazany by unanimous decision
Pena dominated both rounds with strikes from standing position and on the ground.
Match 8 – Sarah Moras def. Tara LaRosa by unanimous decision
In what was the upset of the night, Moras was able to out maneuver LaRosa on the ground and kept control of the vet for two straight rounds.
After the fights, the teams are picked. Rousey wins the coin flip and asks for the first fight choice. Tate chooses Julianna Pena as her first pick. Rousey picks Shayna Baszler as hers.
The team members (in order of picks)
- Julianna Pena
- Sarah Moras
- Raquel Pennington
- Roxanne Modafferi
- Shayna Baszler
- Jessamyn Duke
- Peggy Morgan
- Jessica Rakoczy
Rousey makes the choice to have her first pick, Shayna Baszler, face Tate’s first pick, Julianna Pena, as the first match, which will air next Wednesday on Fox Sports 1.
- Sarah Moras handed Julianna Pena her first loss in MMA
- Raquel Pennington handed Sarah Moras her first loss in MMA
- Shayna Baszler defeated Roxanne Modafferi via first round kimura in 2006
You can watch post episode reaction from the coaches below courtesy of MMAHeat (we recommend skipping to 22:22 in)
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