After months of speculation and weekly teases, the UFC has finalized the line up and fight card for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale, set to take place at "The Pearl" from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, December 5, 2009.
Former IFL champion Roy Nelson and undefeated Greg Jackson disciple Brendan Schaub were the last two standing out of a field of 16 hungry heavyweights on the Spike TV reality show and will face off for a chance to earn a "six-figure contract" and TUF bragging rights this Saturday night.
Of course, the ratings bonanza surrounding the much ballyhooed inclusion of former YouTube sensation and Elite XC star Kimbo Slice was enough to get him a spot on the televised card against the furious fists of Houston Alexander.
Former contestants Marcus Jones, Darrill Schoonover and Justin Wren will also be in action, joining Matt Mitrione, Justin Wren and Jon Madsen in a second attempt at UFC stardom.
Last but certainly not least will be a light heavyweight war featuring Jon "Bones" Jones as he inches his way closer to title contention against Matt "The Hammer" Hamill.
Here’s the complete TUF 10 Finale fight card:
205 lbs.: Matt "The Hammer" Hamill (7-2) vs. Jon "Bones" Jones (9-0)
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Roy "Big Country" Nelson (14-4) vs. Brendan Schaub (4-0)
215 lbs.: Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (3-1) vs. Houston "The Assassin" Alexander (8-4-1)
155 lbs.: Frankie "The Answer" Edgar (10-1) vs. Matt Veach (11-0)
265 lbs.: Marcus "The Darkness" Jones (4-1) vs. Matt Mitrione (0-0)
Under card (May not be broadcast):205 lbs.: Brian Stann vs. Rodney Wallace
265 lbs.: James "The Machine" McSweeney (3-4) vs. Darrill Schoonover (10-0)
265 lbs.: Jon Madsen (1-0) vs. Justin Wren (6-1)
170 lbs.: Dennis "Superman" Hallman (41-12-2) vs. John "Doomsday" Howard(12-4)
155 lbs.: Mark Bocek (7-2) vs. Joe "The Southside Strangler" Brammer (7-0-1)
185 lbs.: Brian "All American" Stann (7-2) vs. Rodney "Shonuff The Master" Wallace (9-0)
All fights officially confirmed by UFC.com
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, Dec. 5), which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV from the Palms Casino Resort. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET with the prelim bouts.
It’s going to be a fun night of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight TUF 10 Finale coverage you can handle.