Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima, Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Bure set as TUF 19 tourney finales


ufc-crowd-5.jpgWith the airing of episode No. 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” the season’s two tournament finales are now set, as Corey Anderson (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Matt Van Buren (6-2  MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the light heavyweight series and Eddie Gordon (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Dhiego Lima (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the middleweight bracket.

The two bouts take place at Sunday’s TUF 19 Finale card, which takes place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. The five-fight main card, including the finale fights, airs on FOX Sports 1 (9 p.m. ET) following four preliminary bouts on the same channel (7 p.m. ET) and two additional contests that stream on UFC Fight Pass (6 p.m. ET).

One additional fight involving “TUF 19? competitors has also been added to the event, as light heavyweights Daniel Spohn and Patrick Walsh meet on the evening’s FOX Sports 1-televised prelims.

For a recap of the final episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” click here.

With the three additions to the lineup, the full TUF 19 Finale card now includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn
  • Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren – light-heavyweight tournament final
  • Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima – middleweight tournament final
  • Guto Inocente vs. Derrick Lewis
  • Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Scoggins

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Kevin Lee vs. Jesse Ronson
  • Leandro Issa vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
  • Adriano Martins vs. Juan Manuel Puig
  • Daniel Spohn vs. Patrick Walsh

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Alexis Dufresne vs. Sarah Moras
  • Keith Berish vs. Robert Drysdale

For more on UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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