Matt Hamill will headline his second straight Ultimate Fighter finale on June 19 when he takes on Keith Jardine in the TUF 11 Finale main event. Spike TV made the announcement earlier today.
Two of “The Ultimate Fighter’s” most celebrated alumni will finally meet inside the Octagon in the live finale of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz” on Saturday, June 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Emanating from The Pearl at The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, the “Dean of Mean,” Keith Jardine (Season 2) takes on Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (season 3) in a matchup pitting Jardine’s unorthodox striking against Hamill’s powerhouse wrestling. The winner will move further up the ranks in the UFC’s ultra-competitive light heavyweight division, with the loser taking a tremendous step back in his pursuit of a title shot.
Speaking of TUF, it looks like season 10 winner Roy Nelson will get his first opportunity to fight in front of a UFC pay-per-view audience. Word is he’ll be taking on Cheick Kongo at UFC 116. Other recently reported UFC 116 match-ups include Nate Marquardt vs. Alessio Sakara and Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer.
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