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Sioux Falls Native to Appear on the 18th Season of Ultimate Fighter

by Cade

Sioux Falls native, Shayna Baszler, will appear on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.  The series features top fighters who compete for cash and a UFC contract.  The reality series is on its 18th season.  Look for it to premiere September 4th on the all-new Fox Sports 1 network.  This will be the inaugural season to showcase both men and women in the same house. Baszler has been competing in women's mixed martial arts (MMA) for thirteen years and has a record of 15-8. While she does travel for training occasionally, she has spent most of her time in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Bruce Hoyer, owner of Next Edge Academy and trainer of Shayna Baslzer says, “I am really excited that they are showcasing the talents of women this season. Shayna has been at the top of the sport for a long time and it is fantastic to see the popularity of it continue to grow and for the accomplishments of womens' MMA to be recognized.”

Check out the promo video below:


*image courtesy of: Sherdog.com