Spike TV today revealed its finalized fight card for the upcoming Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 Finale scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2011, live on the cable television network starting at 9 p.m. ET from "The Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And a fair warning to all the West Coast Maniacs, TUF 13 Finale will air via tape delay in your neck of the woods.
Leading the charge into "Sin City" will be a welterweight match-up featuring Anthony Ferguson (10-2) from Team Lesnar versus Ramsey Nijem (4-1) from Team Dos Santos. Both contestants will slug it out in the main event to see who goes home with the "six-figure contract" and TUF bragging rights.
Also featured on the Spike TV telecast will be an electric battle between top lightweight contenders as Clay "The Carpenter" Guida (28-11) tries to quell the uprising of former WEC 155-pound champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (13-1).
And expect to see some familiar faces from this season of TUF, as the promotion is bringing back a handful of hopefuls for a second shot at UFC stardom.
That includes "Cold Steel" Chuck O'Neil (8-3), who was bounced from the semifinals by Tony Ferguson. He's been paired up with another semifinalist in Chris Cope (4-1), who was unable to get past Ramsey Nijem in the second-to-last episode.
Shamar Bailey (11-3) of Team Dos Santos will get a second lease on his UFC life, despite falling short to "C-Murder" on the cable network reality show. He must prove himself worthy against fellow teammate Ryan "The Kid" McGillivray (11-4-1).
Last but never least, Justin Edwards (6-0), who made an early exit after an upkick knockout by "The Boogeyman," gives it another go opposite Clay Harvison (6-1), who fought through a mangled pinkie finger only to be submitted by Nijem in the quarterfinals.
Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of TUF 13 Finale, beginning with the Spike TV telecast at 9 p.m. ET on June 4. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
To get up to speed on all the action for this weekend's live finale, check out the complete TUF 13 Finale fight card here.