Now that the UFC has officially wrapped filming on the 10th season of their hit reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter,” let’s take a look ahead to this Saturday’s finale inside the The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jackson Submission-trained fighter Brendan Schaub will be taking on former IFL heavyweight champion Roy “Big Country” Nelson in the TUF 10 finals, with the victor earning himself the highly-coveted six-figure UFC contract.
For those that are still interested, which still appears to be most of the MMA world, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will be making his official Octagon debut as he meets fellow slugger Houston Alexander.
The night’s main event will feature a light heavyweight affair between former “TUF” contestant Matt Hamill and fast-rising superstar Jon Jones.
Jones owns a perfect 9-0 professional record, and has run roughshod through the UFC’s light heavyweight division since entering it three fights ago. The youngster has defeated Andre Gusmao, Stephan Bonnar, and most recently, Jake O’Brien at UFC 100.
Hamill will be his toughest challenge to date, however that has also been said about his previous Octagon opponents. Hamill showed off a much-improved stand up game against Mark Munoz at UFC 96. The wrestler landed a vicious headkick that knocked the Filipino on Queer Street in the 1stRound of their tango.
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
When: December 5, 2009
Where: The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada
How: Spike TV (10PM EDT/PDT)
Mark Bocek vs. Joe Brammer
Dennis Hallman vs. John Howard
Brian Stann vs. Rodney Wallace
Jon Madsen vs. Justin Wren
James McSweeney vs. Darrill Schoonover
Marcus Jones vs. Matt Mitrione
Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Veach
Houston Alexander vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson
Roy Nelson vs. Brendan Schaub (“The Ultimate Fighter 10” Finals)
Matt Hamill vs. Jon Jones