TUF Live Alums John Cofer and Mike Rio Square Off at TUF 16 Finale


TUF 16 Logo - Ultimate Fighter FridaysUFC officials had a lot of pent up energy with no event over the weekend and they’re finally letting it out with a slew of updates.

The latest is an announcement that TUF Live alums John Cofer and Mike Rio will square off at the TUF 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas.

Neither Cofer nor Rio went far on the show.

Vinc Pichel submitted Cofer in their fight on the show, eliminating him from the competition, while Andy Ogle submitted Rio, ending his TUF chances.

Cofer (7-2), however, went on to fight on the TUF Live Finale. He lost via a Justin Lawrence head kick knockout, but not before they battled back and forth, earning Fight of the Night honors.

Rio (8-1) suffered two broken ribs in the fight with Ogle, so had to sit out the finale. The fight with Cofer at the TUF 16 Finale will be Rio’s first official action in the Octagon.

A heavyweight bout between TUF 16 coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson heads to fight card.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your Ultimate Fighter news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 265 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just about ready to kick off today's (Sept. 26) pre-fight press conference for UFC 181: "Hendricks vs. Lawler 2," which is set to go down inside Mandalay Bay E read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 222 views

Check out the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America on UFC FIGHT PASS on Tuesday at 12am ET read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 16 views

The TUF 20 Finale is set for Dec. 12 at The Pearl at The Palms, UFC officials announced Monday night. The Nevada State Athletic Commission in August approved read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale card is starting to take shape. The UFC announced via its UFC Minute that a bout between featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira has been booked as the co-m read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 145 views

Check out the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America on UFC FIGHT PASS on Tuesday at 12am ET read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 views

A couple of new, potential action fights have been added to upcoming UFC cards. A couple of quality fight bookings have recently come over the wire. As the UFC gets its fall schedule in full swing, t read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

Welcome to episode 108 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. We're in the eye of the 'time off' storm, as the break between UFC shows is halfway over. That doesn't mean, however, there's nothing read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 128 views

Check out the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America on UFC FIGHT PASS on Tuesday at 12am ET read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

A welterweight bout between Erick Silva and Mike Rhodes is the latest booking for December’s UFC Fight Night 58 lineup.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>