A light heavyweight showdown between a pair of UFC veterans and fellow TUF alumni in decisively different stages of their careers has been booked to headline the upcoming “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz” Live Finale.
Spike TV recently announced that Matt “The Hammer” Hamill will be facing off with Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine in a bout that is sure to be viewed as a must win for one, and a chance at redemption for the other.
Jardine is currently riding a three fight losing skid while Hamill has put together a trio of consecutive victories in his last three outings… on paper.
Jardine has dropped a series of bouts to the likes of Quinton Jackson, Thiago Silva and Ryan Bader, while Hamill has notched names such as Andy Reese, Mark Munoz and Jon Jones under his belt in his last three; although the victory over Jones was seen as a defeat in most observers eyes due to the fact that “Bones” was disqualified for illegal downward elbow strikes after laying a one-sided beating on Hamill for the bulk of the contest.
The event is scheduled for June 19 from The Pearl at The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.