Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will face off against two-time title contender Chad Mendes in the featherweight main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale, locked and loaded for the FOX Sports 1 network later tonight (Fri., Dec. 11, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It's a risky fight for Edgar (19-4-1), who won four straight after coming up short in his bid to become featherweight champion at UFC 156, but he doesn't have much choice. Reigning division kingpin Jose Aldo is already booked to settle his score with interim titleholder Conor McGregor on Saturday.
As for Mendes?
"Money" (17-3) was defeated by the aforementioned Irishman back in July, but appears to be getting a free pass after taking the fight on just two weeks notice. Outside of UFC 189 -- and a pair of losses to "Junior" -- Mendes has pretty much ruled the 145-pound division.
Two wrestlers with fast hands ... should be a great fight.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire TUF 22 Finale fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the FOX Sports "Prelims" matches, which are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET, before the FOX Sports 1 main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For much more on tonight's TUF 22 Finale, check out the complete "Edgar vs. Mendes" fight card and line up here.