Castmates on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6, George Sotiropoulos (8-2) and Roman Mitichyan (5-1), will meet in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo.
The long-rumored clash has finally been confirmed on UFC.com.
Sotiropoulos was among the pre-show favorites; however, the Australian was derailed by Tommy "The Farmboy" Speer in the semifinals. He bounced back to submit Billy Miles via rear naked choke at TUF 6 Finale in the first stanza back in December 2007.
When TUF 6 wrapped, Sotiropoulos headed out to New York City to train with his coaches on the program, Matt Serra and Ray Longo, at Serra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mitichyan is the unforgettable character who broke his elbow on the first episode of the mixed martial arts reality series and had a conniption when he was told he could no longer compete. The UFC was impressed with his desire to fight inside the Octagon and invited him back to compete at the TUF 6 Finale.
He didn't disappoint, submitting Dorian Price via heel hook in less than 25 seconds.
This latest news indicates that there will be 10 fights slated for the SpikeTV special, which is a budding trend and departure from the traditional nine-fight cards. It will be a prelim bout that takes a back seat to some other fantastic match ups.
It's still a solid showdown between two fighters who really want to shine inside the Octagon.