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Van Zant vs. Chambers Announced for UFC 191

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Paige Van Zant and Alex Chambers will enter the octagon for the there respective third bouts in the octagon at UFC 191 on Las Vegas September 5th. The match was announced Wednesday.

Van Zant (5-1) has won three straight fights with a TKO over Kailin Curran and a unanimous decision over Felice Herrig in her trips to the octagon.

Chambers (5-2) is coming off a come from behind win over Curran, getting the armbar in round 3 in May. The Aussie would lose her official UFC debut by unanimous decision to Aisling Daly.

The match will either air on the ppv portion of the card or be the featured fight on the Fox Sports 1 prelims.

TUF 20 Teams and First Round Matches

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After an eventful promotional week for TUF 20, several sites are reporting the teams and opening round matches for the show, which will have its two hour premier Wednesday on Fox Sports 1.

Team Pettis (Green) : Alex Chambers, Felice Herrig, Carla Esparza, Joanne Calderwood, Ais Daly, Randa Markos Thomas, Jessica Penne, and Justine Kish

Team Melendez (Purple): Rose Namajunas, Heather Clark, Emily Kagan, Angela Magana, Tecia Torres, Lisa Ellis, Angela Hill, and Bec Rawlings.


After the teams were selected, they seeded the competitors and had each match have a representative from each time. The opening round matches contain two epic rematches – Penne vs. Ellis and Clark vs. Herrig. Here is the complete list:

  • Rose Namajunas vs. Alex Chambers
  • Heather Clark vs. Felice Herrig
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Emily Peters Kagan
  • Aisling Daly vs. Angela Magana
  • Tecia Torres vs. Randa Markos Thomas
  • Jessica Penne vs. Lisa Ellis
  • Carla KristenEsparza vs. Angela Hill
  • Justine Kish vs. Bec Rawlings

The start of the season begins Wednesday oin Fox Sports 1.

TUF 20 Cast to Be Revealed Thursday Live

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We won’t have to wait until September to find out who made the Ultimate Fighter 20 house.

The UFC announced this week they will be doing a media day Thursday to reveal the full TUF 20 cast, including the eight fighters that have been chosen from the tryouts this past spring. The current announced list of participants that were signed from Invicta is Tecia Torres, Bec Hyatt, Felice Herrig, Carla Esparza, Alex Chambers,  Rose Namajunas, Emily Peters-Kagan, and Joanne Calderwood.

Those possibles (that didn’t announce they were out or have had fights/having fight upcoming) include:

  • Nina Ansaroff
  • Heather Jo Clark
  • Aisling Daly
  • Lisa Ellis
  • Justine Kish
  • Jessica Penne 
  • Kathina Catron
  • Claire Fryer
  • Paulina Granados
  • Helen Harper
  • Angela Magana
  • Randa Markos
  • Michelle Ould
  • Diana Rael
  • Tessa Simpson

Remember only eight on this list will be announced as part of the show. Those italicized are the ones we are speculating are in due to record, experience, and performance.

The press conference will be streamed live Thursday at 1 p.m. est/10 a.m. pst on UFC.com.

TUF 20 Tryout Report – 36 Set their Sights on UFC Gold

the-ultimate-fighter-tufIt has been a crazy morning in Vegas as 36 fighters from five different countries and many parts of the U.S. looking to be a part of the most historic tournament in women’s mixed martial arts history.

There were many familiar names and all the fighters on our confirmed list showed up with a few surprises.

  • Audrey Alvarez
  • Maria Andaverde
  • Nina Ansaroff
  • Chelsea Bailey
  • Kathina Catron
  • Angelica Chavez
  • Holly Cline
  • Heather Jo Clark
  • Aisling Daly
  • Sharice Davids
  • Lisa Ellis
  • Claire Fryer
  • Charlene Gellner
  • Paulina Granados
  • Helen Harper
  • Angela Hill
  • Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger
  • Justine Kish
  • Jennifer Liou
  • Kristi Lopez
  • Jillian Lybarger
  • Angela Magana
  • Randa Markos
  • Amy Montenegro
  • Melissa Myers
  • Michelle Ould
  • Jessica Penne
  • Tyra Parker
  • Mandy Polk
  • Diana Rael
  • Laura Salazar
  • Sarah Schneider-Chance
  • Tessa Rose Simpson
  • Danielle Taylor
  • Karina Taylor
  • Ashley Yoder

We also caught a glimpse of Bec Rawlings and Alex Chambers, who are in town to do paperwork ,promotional shoots, and medicals  The rest of the official cast should be in (if they already aren’t) tonight.

What we are hearing is there will be 8 spots plus two alternates to be selected, most likely tonight so they too can do paperwork, a promotional shoot, and medicals. After the 10 are selected, they will go through a background check and then if all is clear, the 8 will enter the house with the rest of the cast come late June.

There was no word on when the UFC would be making the rest of the cast official. They told fighters and the press not to disclose anything during this week (in other words, no social media saying “I made it”.). So fans, don’t ask because they (and us) can’t tell you.

We got interviews with most of the hopefuls, which will be streaming shortly in the next few days. Additionally, we have interviews with Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes, and Kyra Batara.

Will have more updates as they become available.