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 and Tony 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 Gaudinot.

Five undercard contests have also been given the green light, as featherweight castmates Bryan Caraway, Steven Siler and Marcus Brimage meet Dustin Neace, Josh 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 final.

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 and Jordan Rinaldi, both via first-round rear-naked choke.


John Dodson vs. T.J. Dillashaw


Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez

Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller
Tony Ferguson vs. Yves Edwards
Louis Gaudinot vs. Johnny Bedford
Marcus Brimage vs. Stephen Bass
Dustin Pague vs. John Albert
Roland Delorme vs. Josh Ferguson
Steven Siler vs. Josh Clopton
Bryan Caraway vs. Dustin Neace

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