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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Recap: Semifinals Are All Set

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The semifinals in the tournament to crown the first-ever UFC strawweight champion are now set, as Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas advanced.

Esparza earned a decision victory over Tecia Torres and will meet Jessica Penne in a battle of Team Anthony Pettis fighters. Esparza is the overall No. 1 seed, while Penne is the four-seed.

In the other semi, Randa Markos battles Namajunas. Markos, also a Team Pettis fighter, has already taken out Torres and Felice Herrig as the No. 14 seed.

Namajunas, the girlfriend of former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, earned a win over two-seed Joanne Calderwood in the quarters after besting Alex Chambers in the first round. She is also the only representative of Gilbert Melendez in the final four.

The winners will square off at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, where many of the season cast members will also be in action.