Match-ups including lightweights Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau,welterweights Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia, and light-heavyweights Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Tomasz Drwal have completed the line-up for The Ultimate Fighter Season Nine Finale just four days before showtime.
The event is set to take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas this Saturday evening, June 20. The main card is set to air live on Spike TV.
The TUF 9 Finale will mark the first return to action for Guillard since knocking Dennis Siver senseless at UFC 86 in July of 2008 as he squares off with Tibau who will be looking to make it three straight with the UFC after back to wins over Rich Clementi and most recently, Jeremy Stephens.
“Bad” Brad Blackburn hopes to keep his undefeated streak in the octagon intact following consecutive victories over the likes of James Giboo and Ryo Chonan when he meets up with the undefeated and highly touted Garcia who most recently made short work of Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 38 in January.
Ciesnolevicz is fresh off of his successful UFC debut over Neil Grove in February and looks to make it two in a row when he stands across from Drwal who bounced back from a loss to Thiago Silva in his UFC debut to knock out Ivan Serati at UFC 93.
A full list of the bouts announced for the TUF 9 Finale are listed below:
Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez (Main Event)
Ross Pearson vs. Andre Winner (TUF 9 Lightweight Finale)
DaMarques Johnson vs. Second Finalist (TUF 9 Welterweight Finale)
Nate Diaz vs. Joe Stevenson
Kevin Burns vs. Chris Lytle
Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau
Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Tomasz Drwal
Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia