The impending Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) July docket just keeps getting better.
A Featherweight tilt between promotional mainstay Thiago Tavares and up-and-coming South Korean finisher Doo Ho Choi has been added to The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 Finale set for July 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Despite a Fight of the Night loss to rising prospect Brian Ortega back at UFC Fight Night 68, Tavares (20-6-1) has looked downright unstoppable at 145 pounds, submitting hard-nosed veterans Clay Guida and Robbie Peralta in his other two divisional appearances.
As for Choi (14-1), this will be his biggest promotional opportunity to date. Since making his UFC debut back at UFC Fight Night 57, "The Korean Superboy" has begun to shown glimpses of his championship potential. At just 25 years of age, he carries an array of potential with him into 2016.
The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 Finale will be headlined by a rematch between UFC Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and top contender Claudia Gadelha.