On Friday, Dec. 11, the UFC hosted The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale from the The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, former lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar locked horns with multiple-time title contender Chad Mendes. Edgar had reeled off four straight wins entering the contest, including a dominant performance against Mendes’s teammate, Urijah Faber, in May. Mendes, meanwhile, looked to rebound from a second-round TKO loss to interim champion Conor McGregor at UFC 189 in July. Both fighters were aiming for another crack at gold.
The event also featured the conclusion of the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter. The season pitted teams coached by the aforementioned Faber and McGregor against one another.
The 10-fight event kicked off Friday at 8 p.m. ET with four preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 1. The six-fight main card aired live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.