Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contenders, Rafael dos Anjos (No. 3) and Kamaru Usman (No. 5), are risking their spot in the 170-pound pecking order when they headline The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 28 Finale, which takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Nov. 30, 2018) inside Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dos Anjos (28-10) used his victory over ex-champion Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 26 last December to catapult himself into an interim title fight opposite Colby Covington earlier this year, which the Brazilian would lose by way of unanimous decision.
Usman (13-1), meanwhile, swept Demian Maia on the judges’ scorecards at UFC Chile this past May. The former TUF 21 winner hasn’t lost since entering UFC three years ago, turning in a perfect 8-0 record with victories over notable up-and-comers like Leon Edwards and Warlley Alves, among others.
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While on the surface a win might be enough for a welterweight title shot, particularly for Usman, it’s hard to predict what will happen now that former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship welterweight titleholder, Ben Askren, has entered into the mix.
We’ll find out soon enough.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire TUF 28 Finale fight card TONIGHT (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” undercard bout at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
To see the complete TUF 28 fight card and line up click here.