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.
Bubba McDaniel and Dylan Andrews would share a similar fate.
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.
For the complete TUF 17 live finale fight card and line up click here. For news notes and other items of interest for "Faber vs. Jorgensen" click here.