Bec Rawlings found out some heartbreaking news on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter, as UFC president Dana White informed the strawweight contender that her stepfather had passed away to start the show.
Rawlings, from Australia, was given the opportunity to call her family back home before returning to training. Her team, coached by Gilbert Melendez, offered support, especially Jake Shields who dealt with the passing of his own father just before a fight inside the Octagon.
The fight featured a rematch from a bout under the Invicta FC banner, as Jessica Penne earned a first round submission win over Lisa Ellis. The win moved Anthony Pettis to a perfect 3-0 on the season and gave him the fight-pick selection.
Pettis tabbed top-seed Carla Esparza to face Angela Hill next week. Penne joins Joanna Calderwood and Randa Markos in the quarterfinals.
You can watch the full fight video between Penne and Ellis below: