Court McGee vs Kris McCray elevated to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 Finale main event on June 19


Move over bacon -- it's time for something meatier.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 finalists Court McGee and Kris McCray will duke it out on the Spike TV live finale this Saturday night (June 19) for a chance at a "six figure" UFC contract and TUF bragging rights.

And now they'll get to do it in the main event, trumping the previously slotted affair between Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine and Matt "The Hammer" Hamill.

Injuries to fellow cast mates afforded both McGee and McCray a second chance at TUF stardom. Each fighter was able to come back after suffering early defeats and take consecutive wins to advance to the Finale.

And if any competitor ever earned their keep inside the house, it was "Savage."

The Woodbridge, Virginia native fought a record five times in six weeks, going 4-1, and ultimately proving to be one of the grittiest guys in the show's history.

McCray entered the TUF house with a perfect 5-0 mark, never haven been pushed past the first round. It took a lot more than that to make it to the finale, and it will likely take more than that to get by Court McGee.

"The Crusher" came into the show with quite an impressive resume himself, carrying a record of 8-1 with his only loss coming to Jeremy Horn.

Yes, that Jeremy Horn.

One of McGee's victims along the way was none other than The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 finalist DaMarques Johnson.

Court being considered the underdog throughout the competition, was, well, obviously a mistake.

McGee's well-rounded game coupled with his sponge-like absorption of Team Liddell's coaching did the Utah bred fighter well. And with a considerable amount of time to take his game to yet another level from the end of taping to the show's finale on June 19, his days as an underdog my very well be over.

Also on tap for the Spike TV telecast is the aforementioned light heavyweight war featuring Keith Jardine as he inches his way back into the title hunt against Matt Hamill.

For the complete TUF 11 Finale fight card and line-up click here.

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