UFC officials recently announced the newest addition to ““The
Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 finale, as lightweights Melvin
Guillard and Jamie Varner
will collide at the Dec. 15 event.
The show takes place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between “TUF
16” coaches Roy Nelson
Carwin. The evening’s main draw airs live on the FX network and
will also see the two “TUF 16” finalists lock horns to determine
the latest winner of the long-running reality series.
Guillard, 29, has lost three of his last four fights after posting
five consecutive victories from February 2010 to July 2011. Known
for his athleticism and punching power, “The Young Assassin”
collected his last victory on July 7, when he outpointed Fabricio
Camoes at UFC 148. Most recently, the 44-fight veteran was
knocked out by former teammate Donald
Cerrone on Aug. 11 at UFC 150.
Varner, 27, saw a three-fight winning streak snapped in his last
outing, suffering a third-round submission defeat to Joe Lauzon in
a “Fight of the Night” winning bout at UFC on Fox 4. A former World
Extreme Cagefighting champion, Varner rejoined the UFC this past
May, stepping in as an injury replacement for Evan Dunham
Barboza. “C-4” shocked the bookmakers in that UFC 146 contest,
knocking out the previously unbeaten Barboza with a flurry of
punches in 3:23.