On December 15 a number of welterweights will descend on Las Vegas in hopes of earning a spot on the UFC roster when the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale unfolds from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. However, it appears the current season’s crop of contestants will not be the only 170-pounders in action come showtime as a bout between Mike Pyle–James Head has been added to the event’s lineup.
Though not officially confirmed by the organization, Pyle announced the match-up earlier today on Twitter. Both men will be looking for a third straight win in the tilt.
Pyle is coming off back-to-back finishes of Ricardo Funch and Josh Neer, both of which involved TKOs and came in the opening round. “Quicksand” holds an overall record of 23-8-1 including sixteen submissions and past victories over Ricardo Almeida and Jon Fitch.
Meanwhile, the 9-2 Head has looked sharp since dropping down to welterweight after coming up short in his UFC debut as a 185er. He has gone 2-0 since the move, picking up victories against Papy Abedi and Brian Ebersole.
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