Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send dangerous lightweight striker Edson Barboza into battle against streaking 155-pound contender Tony Ferguson in the lightweight co-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.
Barboza (16-3) replaces the injured Khabib Nurmagomedov and was last seen taking a unanimous decision victory over Taekwondo specialist Paul Felder. The Brazilian won three of his last four, outpointing Bobby Green roughly three months after starching Evan Dunham.
Ferguson (19-3), meanwhile, has looked unstoppable over the past three years, winning six straight with four finishes. "El Cucuy" is fresh off his unanimous decision win over ex-Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson and has just one loss since claiming TUF 13 trophy in 2011.
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.