‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ Official Event Poster

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 9th, 2013

TUF Poster 18 Johnson Benavidez Diaz Maynard

According to “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale‘s” official event poster, Nate Diaz won’t be attending his 10-year high school reunion, after all.

As depicted in the billboard, Diaz is still slated to meet Gray Maynard on November 30.

Diaz suggested last month that he would skip the scrap in favor of whooping it up with his fellow 2003 Tokay High School alum that night. However, it appears the controversial lightweight wasn’t granted an excused absence by his bosses.


A flyweight title tilt between champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez serves as the show’s featured attraction.

In addition, two fighters will each win six-figure UFC contracts by taking their respective TUF tournaments.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the main card live.

Here is the card’s current lineup:

Tom Niinimäki vs. Rani Yahya

Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Manard

“TUF 18” women’s tournament final

“TUF 18” men’s tournament final

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)

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