The middleweight match-up between Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 coaches Michael Bisping and Jason Miller is all set for this weekend (Dec. 3, 2011) at "The Pearl" from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As per usual, Bisping and Miller, after verbally bashing each other throughout the season, will now meet inside the Octagon to physically bash each on Saturday night.
But, unlike most seasons, when the two meet inside the cage it won't be on pay-per-view. Instead, for just the second time in the show's history, the coach vs. coach match-up will go down at the live Finale.
And now it's going to be a five-rounder.
Bisping, a TUF veteran in every sense of the word (won TUF 3 and coached TUF 9), is currently the -200 favorite for this "Sin City" showdown.
Miller is no noob to this reality show thing. "Mayhem" has been the host of MTV's "Bully Beatdown" for three seasons dating back to March 2009.
All the ingredients are there. Controversial? Check. Gimmicky? Check. Can't stop talking? Check.
Oh, and he's a pretty good fighter, too. Despite coming in as a +160 underdog, he's proven in both stateside and International competition he's got the tools to beat anyone in the 185-pound division.
TUF 14 Finale will also feature, for the very first time in the long history of the show, finalists from the bantamweight (135-pound) and featherweight (145-pound) divisions. Any Maniacs have an early pick to win it all? And who takes the battle of coaches?
Who's plunking down some coin on this weekend's fight card?