It appears the first bout featuring soon to be former WEC fighters inside the Octagon will take place before 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale on December 4th. On tap for the card is striker Leonard Garcia and relative new comer to WEC Tyler Toner. The bout will serve as the first featherweight contest in UFC history.
Garcia hopes to find more success in his return to the UFC, in which he previously fought as a lightweight in the UFC going 1-2 in that first run. Toner on the other hand will get his first shot on the biggest stage in MMA. Since joining WEC he has a TKO victory over Brandon Visher, but then lost a decision to Diego Nunes in his most recent bout.
The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale also features a main event light heavyweight bout between Stephan Bonnar and Igor Pokrajac.
Projected Card for the TUF 12 Finale:
Stephan Bonnar vs. Igor Pokrajac
TUF Finalist vs. TUF Finalist
Kendall Grove vs. Demian Maia
Rick Story vs. Johny Hendricks
Rich Attonito vs. Dave Branch
Leonard Garcia vs. Tyler Toner