Two former “Ultimate Fighter” finalists will collide at UFC
, promotion officials announced Tuesday, as Mike Ricci
at the March 16 event.
Headlined by a welterweight title duel between longtime champion
Pierre and ex-Strikeforce king Nick Diaz, UFC
158 takes place at Bell Centre in Montreal. The evening’s main card
airs live on pay-per-view, while FX and Facebook will carry the
A four-year pro and Bellator veteran, Ricci, 26, advanced all the
way to the finals of “TUF 16” before falling to castmate Colton
Smith at the Dec. 15 live finale. After starting his career a
perfect 5-0, “The Martian” has since gone just 2-3, picking up his
most recent victory last March in a unanimous decision victory over
Hervey under the Ringside MMA banner.
Known for his lanky frame and colorful appearance, Fletcher was
defeated in the “TUF: Smashes” lightweight final by Norman
Parke, coming up on the short end of a unanimous decision at
UFC on FX 6. The setback snapped a four-fight winning streak for
the “Freakshow,” who owns seven of his eight victories via
submission and has been stopped just once his four-year pro career.
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