This was easily my favorite episode of the season because it went by so fast! This episode featured the last two fights to qualify for the Semi Finals: #1 Carla Esparza vs. #3 Tecia Torres and #7 Rose Namajunas vs. # 2 Joanne Calderwood.
#1 Carla Esparza vs. #3 Tecia Torres
– This fight went the distance in the 2 rounds, and was definitely all Esparza for the majority. I think Torres held her own and she impressed me enough that I look forward to seeing her fight in the future. However, I’m still impressed with Esparaza and think she may take the competition.
#7 Rose Namajunas vs. # 2 Joanne Calderwood
– Joanne Calderwood may have been my favorite person this season, she was a great fighter and seems like a genuine person. I think it is that whisper of a voice and then her kicking ass that made me really like her. I wish I could say I like Rose at all, I really can’t take her. I wanted Calderwood to really destroy her but unfortunately Rose won this fight via submission. I was really hoping to see Calderwood vs. Esparza in the finals.
We now have 1 episode left before the live finale on Friday December 12! This week on the last episode we will see
#1 Carla Esparza vs. #4 Jessica Penne
#7 Rose Namajunas vs. #14 Randa Markos
My new prediction for the finale is: #1 Carla Esparza vs. #14 Randa Markos, if this is the case I think Esparza will take home the championship.
After this weeks episode UFC announced the current card for The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale which the Women’s Strawweight Division will be heavily focused:
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Oliveira
Lightweight K.J. Noons vs. Daron Cruickshank
Lightweight Joe Proctor vs. Yancy Medeiros
Women’s Strawweight Felice Herrig vs. Lisa Ellis
Women’s Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Angela Magana
Women’s Strawweight Joanne Calderwood vs. Seo Hee Ham
Women’s Strawweight Bec Rawlings vs. Heather Jo Clark
Women’s Strawweight Aisling Daly vs. Alex Chambers
Women’s Strawweight Emily Kagan vs. Angela Hill