"TUF 8" Finale Card Released

Written by Tom Ngo
December 4th, 2008

Now that the UFC has officially wrapped their eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the organization has released the finalized fight card for their “The Ultimate Fighter 8” Finale on December 13th.  The 10-bout event will feature 16 contestants from this past season’s show, including lightweight finalists Phillipe Nover and Efrain Escudero, and light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Vinny Magalhaes.

The show will also play host to a couple of non-TUF contestants, as welterweight Anthony Johnson gets an opportunity to avenge his loss to Kevin Burns and Jason MacDonald takes on Wilson Gouveia as part of the five televised bouts.

And of course, “TUF 8” news isn’t complete unless you have a Junie Browning mention. The UFC will be giving the unpredictable lightweight yet another chance to prove that he is ready for the bright lights and big stage of the UFC. He will be taking on Dave Kaplan in the first televised fight of the night.

The main bouts for “TUF 8” finale will be airing LIVE on Spike TV from the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preliminary Bouts:

Rolando Delgado vs. John Polakowski
Shane Nelson vs. George Roop
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Tom Lawlor
Eliot Marshall vs. Jules Bruchez
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Shane Primm

Main Bouts:

Junie Browning vs. Dave Kaplan
Kevin Burns vs. Anthony Johnson
Jason MacDonald vs. Wilson Gouveia
Ryan Bader vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Phillipe Nover vs. Efrain Escudero

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