Jason Miller will face Michael Bisping at “The Ultimate Fighter
14” Finale. | Photo: Dave Mandel
Following Wednesday’s final episode of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the
veil has been lifted from Season 14’s live finale.
Ten fights in total have been made official for the event. John Dodson
will lock horns with T.J.
Dillashaw in the 135-pound final, while Diego
Brandao meets Dennis
Bermudez to decide the season’s top featherweight.
Going down Saturday from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas,
“The Ultimate Fighter 14” Finale will also feature a battle of
coaches, as Michael
Bisping squares off with Jason Miller
in a middleweight scrap.
Lightweights Yves Edwards
Ferguson will also butt heads at the event, which marks the
last finale to air on Spike TV before the promotion begins its
seven-year deal with Fox in January. Rounding out the main draw
will be an additional bantamweight scrap between Johnny
Bedford and Louis
Five undercard contests have also been given the green light, as
featherweight castmates Bryan
Siler and Marcus
Brimage meet Dustin
Clopton and Stephen
Bass, respectively. Meanwhile, Roland
Delorme squares off with Josh
Ferguson and Dustin
Pague toes the line against John Albert
in bantamweight action. The prelims will stream live on Facebook
immediately prior to the Spike TV broadcast of the main draw.
A product of Jackson’s
Mixed Martial Arts, Dodson is known for his exceptional speed
and agility. Widely regarded as one of the world’s top flyweights,
he has used a marked speed advantage to make up for his lack of
size at bantamweight, besting Brandon
Merkt, Albert and Bedford to earn his spot in the tournament
Like his foe, Dillashaw represents one of MMA’s elite camps in
Team Alpha Male. The undefeated 25-year-old also has also
impressed on his way to the live finale, finishing Matt
Jaggers and Delorme before cruising to a unanimous nod over
Pague in the semifinals.
Brandao wasted no time in dispatching his opponents during his time
on the show, earning three first-round knockouts. Regarded by some
as the featherweight favorite from the start of Season 14, the
Brazilian has not lost since May 2010, rattling off a trio of
victories before joining the reality show.
Known as “The Menace,” Bermudez was also recognized on the show for
his wrestling skills and athleticism. A professional since 2009,
the Shine Fights veteran suffered the first two losses of his
career last year, as he was submitted by Drew Fickett
Rinaldi, both via first-round rear-naked choke.
Dodson vs. T.J.
Brandao vs. Dennis
Bisping vs. Jason
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Ferguson vs. Yves
Gaudinot vs. Johnny
Brimage vs. Stephen
Pague vs. John
Delorme vs. Josh
Siler vs. Josh
Caraway vs. Dustin