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The Ultimate Fighter 18, Episode 2 Recap

Ronda Rousey’s decision to pair top picks Shayna Baszler and Julianna Pena together back fired, as Pena upset the heavily-favored veteran on The Ultimate Fighter 18.

Pena scored a second round submission victory via rear-naked choke over Baszler, who many felt was the fighter to win the women’s crown.

With fight selection in hand, Miesha Tate picked Chris Holdsworth from her squad to face Chris Beal. Earlier in the episode, Beal admitted he has an injured hand, and Tate said that was a driving force behind the selection.

Emotions between Rousey and Tate picked up, as the UFC female bantamweight champion said she will use Tate’s “grin” on her face after the Baszler fight as motivation to defeat her in December.

Team Tate
1. Julianna Pena (1-0, submitted Shayna Baszler in episode 2)
2. Sarah Moras
3. Raquel Pennington
4. Roxanne Modafferi
5. Cody Bollinger
6. Chris Holdsworth
7. Josh Hill
8. Tim Gorman

Team Rousey
1. Shayna Baszler (0-1, submitted by Julianna Pena in episode 2)
2. Jessamyn Duke
3. Peggy Morgan
4. Jessica Rakoczy
5. Chris Beal
6. David Grant
7. Anthony Gutierrez
8. Michael Wootten