The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale has a new bantamweight bout for the undercard.
The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale takes place Dec. 1 at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
The event also features the “TUF 26” tournament final, which crowns the inaugural women’s flyweight champion.
Johns, a former Cage Warriors and Titan FC champion, is still unbeaten five years into his pro run. In his most recent bout, the 25-year-old Welsh fighter picked up a unanimous-decision victory over short-notice opponent Albert Morales. It was his eighth decision win in 14 career victories.
He now takes on Soto, who’s resurrected his career since a three-fight skid that included a title loss to then-champ T.J. Dillashaw in 2014. After subsequent defeats to Anthony Birchak and Michinori Tanaka, the 30-year-old Bellator and Tachi Palace Fights vet had earned submission wins over Chris Beal and Marco Beltran, as well as a decision victory over Rani Yahya in his most recent bout, to push his current winning streak to three.
The latest TUF 26 Finale card includes:
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While “TUF 26” coach Eddie Alvarez didn’t exactly get along with team member Lauren Murphy, things went smoothly with rival coach Justin Gaethje: “He’s actually a hell of a human being.”Filed under: read news >>
This week's matchup pitted No. 7 seed Melinda Fabian against No. 10 seed Rachael Ostovich-Berdon. The team competition was even heading into the bout. read news >>
Rachael Ostovich-Berdon was seeded No. 10 on The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion. She took out No. 7 seed Melinda Fabian in the season's 7th fight. read news >>
“The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” winner Warlley Alves got back in the win column with a solid, if conservative, win over short-notice replacement Salim Touahri. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Aljamain Sterling is confident and has a good understanding of where he stands in the UFC bantamweight title picture.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale marks the conclusion of a 16-woman tournament to crown an inaugural champion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>