‘Ultimate Fighter 15’ Alumni John Cofer, Mike Rio Collide Dec. 15 at ‘TUF 16’ Finale
Two veterans of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 15 will square off
“TUF 16” finale
, promotion officials announced Wednesday, as
will face Mike Rio
The Dec. 15 showdown takes place at The Joint at the Hard Rock
Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and will likely be featured on the
evening’s undercard. Topped by a heavyweight headliner between “TUF
16” coaches Roy Nelson
Carwin, the evening’s main card airs live on FX and will also
crown the long-running reality show’s latest tournament winner.
Cofer, 28, has not fought since suffering a third-round knockout at
the hands of fellow cast mate Justin
Lawrence at the “TUF 15” finale on June 1. Prior to his time on
the reality show, Cofer had compiled four straight victories,
earning wins in seven of his first eight fights after turning pro
Rio was prevented from competing at the Season 15 finale due to a
rib injury suffered in his exhibition bout with Andy Ogle
during the show’s preliminary round. Known as “The Wolverine,” Rio,
31, has finished seven of his eight career victims, with his lone
loss coming via decision to UFC veteran Efrain
Escudero in July 2011.
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The Ultimate Fighter season 19 comes to a finish on Sunday evening, and the event is capped off by a battle between the coaches.
Coaches Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn meet for the third time inside the Octagon, but this time it will be at 145 pounds. Edgar got the better of Penn in each of the previous two fights, and all four finalists for TUF 19 are from Team Edgar.
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For the third time, Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn will step inside the cage to oppose each other. The first two times both went the way of Edgar by unanimous decision.
This time they meet at 145 pounds.
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As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both a live video stream and complete TUF 19 Finale weigh-in results below, as well as detailed recap of the festivities just as soon as they conclude. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 4 p.m. ET.
Complete TUF 19 Finale weigh in results are as follows:
See who the Bloody Elbow staff is picking for Sunday's TUF 19 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar
Mookie Alexander: For all intents and purposes, it's 1-1 heading into the 3rd fight, because scoring the 1st fight for Edgar MUCH LESS 50-45 is criminal. Alas, the record stands as 2-0 and the 2nd fight made it abundantly clear how much better Edgar has become compared to Penn. Unless Edgar has hit a sharp decline or Penn really is rejuvenated on the 19 more
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The complete Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale fight card will air this evening (Sun., July 6, 2014) on FOX Sports 1 and Fight Pass. Here's how to catch tonight's "Edgar vs. Penn 3" mixed martial arts (MMA) action LIVE from all available locations.
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