Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has settled on a middleweight headliner for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 Finale on FOX Sports 1, locked and loaded for The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Fri., July 6, 2018.
Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya.
Tavares (17-4) is the winner of four straight, including last April’s technical knockout win over Krzysztof Jotko at UFC on FOX 29. The Hawaiian has long been trying to finagle a fight with former champion Michael Bisping, to no avail.
Adesanya (13-0) kept his perfect record intact with a split-decision win over Marvin Vettori, which also took place at UFC on FOX 29. It was just the second fight for “The Last Stylebender” under the UFC banner.
TUF 27 Finale, held just one day before the coaches collide at UFC 226, will also feature a pair of women’s flyweight fights pitting Barb Honchak against Roxanne Modafferi, along with Montana De La Rosa opposite Rachael Ostovich.
Expect more TUF 27 fight card announcements in the coming weeks, if not days.