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.view original article >>
Photos by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports This week, after the National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Rules Committee announced that it would allow high school wrestlers the read news >>
DALLAS – UFC 211 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
DALLAS – The ceremonial weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s return to the “Lone Star State” of Texas. Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, Photo Gallery, UFC, Videos read news >>
Photos by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC There’s something a bit Meta about The Ultimate Fighter going for a “Redemption” theme this season. With 24 seasons of the reality competition show in the books and read news >>
DALLAS – Check out the video highlights and a full photo gallery from today’s UFC 211 early and official weigh-ins.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Photo Gallery, UFC, Videos read news >>
Watch the UFC 211: Miocic vs Dos Santos 2 official weigh-in on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. ET live from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. read news >>
The “UFC Summer Kickoff” news conference went down today in Dallas with 16 fighters present who are set to headline or participate in events scheduled between UFC 212 on June 4 and UFC 214 on July 29 read news >>
DALLAS – Check out a video replay of today’s ceremonial UFC 211 fighter weigh-ins.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
“The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption” brings together past cast members looking for another chance at greatness. Check out a recap of the action from Episode No. 2.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Photo by ?Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports? Last year when Zuffa, LLC sold the UFC to Hollywood mega-talent agency WME|IMG for $4 billion—$3,998,000,000 more than Zuffa had paid for it just 15 years earli read news >>