With the conclusion of one of the most exciting seasons of TUF in the history of the franchise in the books, the promotion has released the final bouts for the 12-fight card. With losses in tonight’s episode, semifinalist Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to face Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), while Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale will be headlined by a showdown of top contenders as Urijah Faber squares off against Scott Jorgensen. The event will also feature the “TUF 17” championship bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Uriah Hall. The event takes place Saturday at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center with the main card airing on FX. The preliims can be seen on Fuel TV.
UFC president Dana White kept good on his promise to feature all of this season’s cast members, filling out the card with a main card bout between Robert “Bubba” McDaniel (20-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Gilbert Smith (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The remaining fights will be featured on the preliminary card on FUEL TV, including Clint Hester (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Bristol Marunde (12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Luke Barnatt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) facing Collin Hart (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
The full lineup for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale is as follows:
MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET)
- Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall – “TUF 17” final
- Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
- Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Robert “Bubba” McDaniel vs. Gilbert Smith
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 7 p.m. ET)
- Kevin Casey vs. Josh Samman
- Luke Barnatt vs. Collin Hart
- Dylan Andrews vs. Jimmy Quinlan
- Clint Hester vs. Bristol Marunde
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5:30 p.m. ET)
- Cole Miller vs. Bart Palaszewski
- Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pineda
- Maximo Blanco vs. Sam Sicilia