LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was on scene for today’s official fighter weigh-ins for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, where all 26 competitors successfully made weight for Saturday’s card.

Bantamweights Urijah Faber (27-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Scott Jorgensen (14-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) meet in the main event. The two have been friends for years, dating back to their collegiate wrestling days. Each came in on target before a friendly face-off.

In the co-main event, the next “Ultimate Fighter” will be crowned as middleweights Kelvin Gastelum (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Uriah Hall (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fight for a guaranteed UFC contract. Hall has been called by UFC President Dana White the most dangerous fighter in the history of the reality series.

And in the second women’s fight in UFC history, Miesha Tate (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Cat Zingano (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meet with plenty at stake. The winner advances to a coaching spot on Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, then will fight Rousey for her title at the conclusion of the show, which will film this summer and begin airing in September.

Friday’s weigh-ins took place at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas. Saturday’s fight card takes place at Mandalay Bay Events Center with a main card on FX (9 p.m. ET) following prelims on FUEL TV (7 p.m.) and Facebook (5:30 p.m.).

For a full rundown of the proceedings, check out our Ultimate Fighter 17 FInale weigh-in results post. Additionally, check out images of all the fighters above.

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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

Related News

UFC Hidalgo Weigh-in Results: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson is Set | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier vs. Johnson is set following Friday's official weigh-ins in Hidalgo, Texas. read news >>

Canelo Alvarez Wins WBO Light Middleweight Championship, Besting Liam Smith | FIGHTLAND

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

Photos by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Mexican boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez simultaneously proved both his star and punching power as he put away plucky Brit Liam Smith to earn the WBO light mi read news >>

Video: Watch today's UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 6 p.m. ET

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – UFC Fight Night 95 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, U read news >>

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Early Weigh-in Live Stream, Friday at 9 am ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 16 views

Watch the UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem early, official weigh-ins, streaming live on MMAWeekly.com, Friday at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. read news >>

CABMMA releases statement on ‘Cyborg’ Justino's UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-in controversy

  • 2 days ago
  • 9 views

The Brazilian athletic commission today re-affirmed the official results from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 in the wake of controversy over Cristiane Justino’s official weight.Filed under: read news >>

CABMMA releases statement on ‘Cyborg’ Justino's UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-in controversy

  • 2 days ago
  • 10 views

The Brazilian athletic commission today re-affirmed the official results from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 in the wake of controversy over Cristiane Justino’s official weight.Filed under: read news >>

If You Don't Like Cris Cyborg, Fuck You | FIGHTLAND

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 views

Photos by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports To be a fighter is to craft your body into a weapon and to wage war against your opponents in the quest for victory and excellence. For the past five years of h read news >>

Canelo Alvarez Wins WBO Light Middleweight Championship, Besting Liam Smith | FIGHTLAND

  • 10 days ago
  • 8 views

Photos by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Mexican boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez simultaneously proved both his star and punching power as he put away plucky Brit Liam Smith to earn the WBO light mi read news >>

Michael Johnson Taunts His Fallen Opponent and Stirs Our Self-Righteousness | FIGHTLAND

  • 10 days ago
  • 12 views

Photo by Sean Porkorny-USA TODAY Sports Fighters beating each other silly and exchanging pleasantries afterward is a humanizing paradox of MMA. It was a talking point for the sport's defense during d read news >>

Return of the Menace: How Michael Johnson Starched Dustin Poirier | FIGHTLAND

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

Photo by Sean Porkorny-USA TODAY Sports UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier versus Johnson continued the constant march of UFC events which will continue until mid-october. The card was light on star power b read news >>