Despite having all eyes fixated on this Saturday’s UFC 146 extravaganza, the planet’s biggest mixed martial arts organization found the time to announce a slew of fights for next weekend’s show.
“The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale” takes place Friday, June 1st inside The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Of the five scraps reported, eight of the competitors were eliminated cast members from this season’s TUF tournament. Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia, Daron Cruickshank vs. Chris Tickle, Myles Jury vs. Chris Saunders, Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer and John Albert vs. Erik Perez were all confirmed for the roster.
A pivotal welterweight scrap between Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann serves as the show’s featured attraction. In addition, the finals of TUF Live will take place in the freebie fight card.
FX will broadcast the event’s main bouts live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here is the event’s updated lineup:
John Albert vs. Erik Perez
Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia
Daron Cruickshank vs. Chris Tickle
Myles Jury vs. Chris Saunders
Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer
Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira
Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling
(FX 9PM ET/6PM PT)
TUF Lightweight Finalist #1 vs. TUF Lightweight Finalist #2
Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann