Welterweights Tony Ferguson of Team Lesnar and Ramsey Nijem (Pictured) of Team Dos Santos will square off this Saturday, June 4, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for the 13th-season finale of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
The matchup was revealed Wednesday during the season’s penultimate episode, which saw Nijem knock out the Lesnar-trained Chris Cope, and Ferguson batter teammate Chuck O’Neil to a third-round stoppage.
Ferguson-Nijem will be part of Saturday’s Spike TV-broadcast main card, which is topped by a highly anticipated 155-pound duel between incoming WEC champion Anthony Pettis and UFC lightweight stalwart Clay Guida.
Nijem, 23, was the season’s most talked-about cast member, largely due to his impressive submission finishes in each of the first two tournament rounds, but thanks also to the antics of his alter ego, “Stripper Ramsey.” Prior to entering the “TUF” house, the native Californian compiled a professional record of 4-1 while competing in Utah, where he wrestled in college and currently trains alongside “TUF 11” winner Court McGee.
The more experienced Ferguson holds a mark of 10-2, including six wins via knockout and three by way of submission. Like Njiem, “El Cucuy” scored a pair of strong stoppages in the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds, knocking out Team Dos Santos fighters Justin Edwards and Ryan McGillivray. Ferguson has won three straight and six of his last seven pro outings, most recently handing Nijem training partner Brock Jardine his first defeat in a September bout.
As with each season of the long-running reality show, the finale’s undercard will include several bouts featuring previously eliminated contestants. MMAJunkie.com reported Wednesday that semifinalists Cope and O’Neil will meet in a televised bout, while Clay Harvison versus Justin Edwards and Shamar Bailey versus Ryan McGillivray will be part of the non-televised preliminary card.view original article >>
Get to know ‘TUF 26’ cast member Nicco Montano.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
As competitors on TUF Nations in 2014, Elias Theodorou and Daniel Kelly never got to meet during their season's tournament, but on Nov. 18 (Nov. 19 local time) the two middleweights will finally squa read news >>
The UFC will mark its second entry of a busy month when the Octagon travels to Edmonton, Canada, this Saturday, September 9, for UFC 215. The fight-card is looking a little worse for the wear after m read news >>
TUF 26 Finale: Team Alvarez vs Team Gaethje- The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale fight card rumors and start times for December 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Women's Flyweight Cham read news >>
Back in action for the first time since winning season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2016, Tatiana Suarez will battle Brazil's Viviane Pereira in a UFC Fight Night bout in Norfolk, Virginia on Nov. 1 read news >>
After an injury forced Henry Cejudo out of a scheduled UFC 211 encounter, flyweight contender Sergio Pettis is hoping the two solve their unfinished business in December.Filed under: Blue Corner, New read news >>
A pair of top 10 ranked bantamweights will meet at UFC Fight Night 120 on November 11. No. 8 ranked John Dodson and No. 10 ranked Marlon Moraes will square off inside the octagon. UFC officials annou read news >>
Well, he won’t be able to throw any head kicks, but Gabriel Gonzaga is going to try his hand at, well, throwing hands at the professional level.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
It looks like former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is nearing his return to the Octagon. Aldo is currently targeted to fight in December against top five ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas in read news >>
Watch the debut episode of former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez’s new vlog series titled “EA All Day.”Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>