Watch TUF 27 Finale Replay
As the 27th season of The Ultimate Fighter comes to a close, it’s time for the finale event, which takes place Friday night at the Pearl Theatre in Paradise, Nev. The headliner is a middleweight contest in between unbeaten Nigerian kickboxer Israel Adesanya and TUF 11 semifinalist Brad Tavares.
Considering that beating Seth Baczynski at the TUF 11 Finale, Tavares has gone 11-4 in the UFC’s middleweight department. He is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, and his last outing resulted in a TKO victory over Krzysztof Jotko in April. Tavares, who currently sits at No. 8 in the division, is seeking to make a declaration with a win over his surging challenger.
Adesanya went into the UFC in February after going 11-0 throughout promos in China and Australia given that 2012. He has actually likewise concurrently combated as an expert kickboxer throughout this very same stretch, putting together a record of 26-5-2 with numerous competition champions. In his much-anticipated Octagon launching, the striker took a TKO win over Rob Wilkinson. Adesanya subsequented with a win over Marvin Vettori in April. If Adesanya claims the win over Tavares, then he will definitely shoot into the rankings.
The UFC will also crown two new TUF champs at the event. Two men’s O’s have got to go.
First, featherweights Brad Katona and Jay Cucciniello take on. This will be the very first expert fight for both the Canadian Katona and the British Cucciniello on American soil.
Next, a lightweight winner will be crowned when two experienced up-and-comers from the northeast region of the United States scrap at night’s co-main event. Mike Trizano and Joe Giannetti can be found in with a lot of finishes, comprehensive amateur records and local titles.
The 12-fight event starts with 2 bouts streaming survive on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. 4 extra prelims follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card remains on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 10 p.m.