Jessica Rakoczy took home an extra $25,000 for her “TUF” performance. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Raquel Pennington, Jessamyn Duke, Jessica Rakoczy and Sarah Moras are each $25,000 richer for competing on 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Pennington and Duke were awarded “Fight of the Season” for their back-and-forth quarterfinal showdown, while Rakoczy snatched the season’s knockout bonus with a second-round stoppage of Roxanne Modafferi. “Submission of the Season” went to Moras, who dragged the lanky Peggy Morgan to the mat in the round of eight and tapped her with a first-round armbar.
“TUF 18” was the first season of the show to feature a co-ed cast and concluded with Saturday night’s live finale at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Pennington, Duke and Rakoczy competed at the event, but Moras was unable to participate due to injury.
A former boxing champion, Rakoczy earned a spot in the women’s final opposite Julianna Pena but suffered a technical knockout loss in their co-headlining contest. Earlier in the Fox Sports 1 broadcast, Pennington and Duke both emerged victorious, scoring unanimous decision victories over cast-mates Roxanne Modafferi and Peggy Morgan.