Kelowna mixed martial artist Sarah Moras is into the final 16 of the TV show the Ultimate Fighter.

Kelowna fighter reaches round of 16 in MMA production

Sarah Moras showcased in popular TV show Ultimate Fighter

It’s another feather in the cap for Kelowna’s Toshido MMA Club and the chance of a lifetime for Sarah Moras, Toshido’s only competitive female fighter.

Moras has been chosen to participate in the popular UFC/ FOX production The Ultimate Fighter, the popular television show that pits up and coming MMA competitors against each other in an elimination contest.

The show began on Wednesday and Moras was successful in her first bout, winning to make the cast and the final 16. It was a big win for Moras who will now have the chance to compete for a UFC contract, now that she is in the final 16.

Toshido MMA has already produced UFC veteran Rory MacDonald and The Ultimate Fighter 15 semi-finalist Mike Hill and Moras is beginning to make a name for herself in the women’s side of the sport.

“Toshido MMA is already known for producing world class male fighters like UFC Superstar Rory MacDonald,” said Toshido MMA head coach David Lea. “But Sarah Moras is going to make some huge waves in the UFC on the female side. Her life as a fighter will never be the same. I couldn’t be more proud.”

This is the first season that will feature female fighters, showcasing the top women fighters in the world at 135 lbs.

In its 18th season, the Ultimate Fighter will feature 16 males and 16 females competing for a six-figure contact with the UFC and The Ultimate Fight title. Those who make the cut will live and train under the same roof in the TUF house while being coached by arch-rivals – Current UFC Bantamweight Female Champion, Ronda Rousey and #1 Contender, Miesha Tate.

“This is an exciting time for female MMA,” said Lea. “Many people in the industry didn’t think we would ever see women fighters in the UFC. Now that it is happening, the world will finally see the incredible skills these women fighters possess.”


Just Posted

Mudslide sends debris into Highway

Highway 33 near Joe Rich had mud spilled on the highway from the slide

Kangaroo Creek Farm hops into season

Lake Country’s popular tourist site has opened its doors for the season

Rain on the way for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Vernon’s dust warning is ongoing

Four people displaced by Taylor Road fire

The Kelowna Fire Department say no one was injured and the cause of the fire is not suspicious

Kelowna patios ready for spring

Check out some local patios that are coming out with the sun

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Penticton SAR team helicopters injured climber to safety

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

Kootnekoff: R v. Sidhu, was he asleep?

Driver in Humboldt crash wasn’t distracted at time of collision with bus,… Continue reading

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

Most Read