Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) now has the final piece of the puzzle for its upcoming FX-televised fight card, which emanates from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 13, 2013.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 live finale -- headlined by a main event between perennial 135-pound contenders Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen -- will now add middleweight finalists Uriah Hall vs. Kelvin Gastelum into the fold as they battle for this season's "six-figure contract."
See how their fight came to be on the final episode of TUF 17 by clicking here.
Hall blasted his way into the TUF house with a dominant decision win over Andy Enz. He was quickly paired off against Adam Cella in episode two, where he landed knockout of the season -- perhaps any season -- with this spinning wheel kick in the opening frame.
By contrast, Gastelum was Team Sonnen's last pick. The 21 year-old outpointed Kito Andrews to stay alive during the elimination round, then followed that performance up with a submission win over the aforementioned McDaniel, as well as a knockout of Collin Hart a few weeks later.
He cleared his final hurdle last Tuesday night by choking out Josh Samman in a mild upset. Nevertheless, expect the wrestling phenom to be a huge underdog against the heavily-favored Hall come fight night.
Also scheduled for TUF 17 live finale is the second-ever women's UFC bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano, as well as a heavyweight contest that pits Travis Browne against Gabriel Gonzaga.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of TUF 17 live finale main card action on fight night (Sat., April 13, 2013), which is slated to begin promptly at 9 p.m. ET on FX. The latest fight-by-fight updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 5:30 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.