Dave Meltzer has published a list of 17 female fighters that are reportedly have reportedly made the cut for TUF 18, and will fight in the first episode to make it into the house. Meltzer noted that he cannot vouch for the authenticity of the list, but said it came from a good source. He added that he knew five names of fighters who had made it, and all are on the list.
The list numbers 17, and only 16 women are expected to make it. The discrepancy is possibly due to the inclusion of Tara LaRosa, 35, who Meltzer said he had heard did not make the cut due to age, but was never the less on the list.
TUF will also feature 16 male fighters who will also fight in a single elimination event to make it into the house.
The season, which features female coaches Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, starts filming in a few weeks.