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TUF 5 Finale: Leonard Garcia vs. Allen Berube

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It didn't take long to find out the opponent for Leonard Garcia at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 Finale.

We passed along news just a few days ago that the lightweight would be in action at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 23 -- possibly against a contestant from this season of the mixed martial arts reality series on Spike television.

We were right ... sorta.

Allen "Crustacean Sensation" Berube got the nod, according to a report from MMAWeekly.com. Yep, Monstah Lobstah -- the Florida-based restaurateur who got choked out in round one of episode one by Cole Miller.

Here's a snip from Garcia:

"I'm very excited. Training has been going good. I took a week off after the Huerta fight [April 7th] and then got back in the gym and I've been there ever since. I'm up in Colorado right now working with Duane Ludwig on my stand-up, so I'm not swinging for the fences when I'm not supposed to."

Berube -- who was also sent home early in episode eight for instigating the fight between Marlon Sims and Noah Thomas -- will be up against his toughest opponent to date in Garcia.

Since his loss to Roger Huerta at UFC 69, Garcia has also had more time to work with super trainer Greg Jackson in New Mexico.

And the two have focused on a few areas to ensure that Garcia is successful the second time around in the Octagon.

Here's another snip:

"Now it is different, it's more spot specific. Greg finds the gaps in my game and then we work on things to put it all together. My wrestling is coming along, my takedown defense is better..."

Good luck, "Monstah."

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