– The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale will take place this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card will feature bouts between female TUF finalists Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy, as well as male finalists Chris Holdsworth and David Grant; the main event will see Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard square off for the third time. Check out a preview for the fights above.
– Ronda Rousey, who was one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 18, will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Monday night on ABC at 11:35pm ET.
– With Jake Ellenberger injured and out of his UFC Fight Night 34 main event with Tarec Saffiedine, Korean upstart Hyun Gyu Lim has been brought in as a replacement. Lim has appeared in the UFC twice so far, winning both of the bouts by knockout. He was scheduled to face Kiichi Kunimoto at the event originally; Kunimoto is now waiting for a replacement opponent.
Saffiedine will finally be making his UFC debut, having been delayed so far due to injury. He’s coming off of a title-winning Strikeforce fight against Nate Marquardt dating back to last January.
The fight will take place on January 4 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore and will mark the UFC’s first trip to Southeast Asia.
– You can check out the weigh-in results for tomorrow’s TUF 18 Finale below and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for live results from the fights.
Nate Diaz (156) vs. Gray Maynard (156)
Julianna Pena (134) vs. Jessica Rakoczy (132)
Davey Grant (135) vs. Chris Holdsworth (136)
Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Peggy Morgan (136)
Roxanne Modafferi (134) vs. Raquel Pennington (135)
Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Akira Corassani (146)
Tom Niinimaki (145) vs. Rani Yahya (145.5)
Walter Harris (244) vs. Jared Rosholt (240)
Drew Dober (170) vs. Sean Spencer (171)
Ryan Benoit (126) vs. Joshua Sampo (127.5)*
*Sampo has been given one hour to make the flyweight limit of 126lbs.