UFC president Dana White surprised a lot of people last night by announcing that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will face off with with the winner of next month’s Cat Zingano vs. Miesha Tate fight. While that part was not a surprise, White announced that they will also serve as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 18.
TUF 18 will also make history as the show will not only feature men’s bantamweight fighters, but women’s bantamweights also living in The Ultimate Fighter house. Tryout information is expected to be announced soon, with the actual tryouts on April 15. The show will air later this year but as of this post it is unclear whether the show will remain on FX.