On Friday, July 8, the UFC will host The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk rematches Brazilian Claudia Gadelha. The pair met previously at UFC on Fox 13 with Jędrzejczyk claiming a controversial decision win. The Polish fighter would go on to defeat Carla Esparza to capture the 115-pound title and has defended the belt twice since. Gadelha, meanwhile, has fought just once since her first career defeat. She outclassed former No. 1-ranked strawweight Jessica Aguilar, earning the chance to fight Jędrzejczyk once more.

The event also features the conclusion of the 23rd season of The Ultimate Fighter. The season featured teams of male light heavyweights and female strawweights coached by the aforementioned Jędrzejczyk and Gadelha.

The 12-fight event kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET with two bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card airs live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.

The fighters will hit the scales at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (114.5) vs. Claudia Gadelha (115) – for women’s strawweight title
Andrew Sanchez (199.5) vs. Khalil Rountree (205.5) – TUF 23 light heavyweight final
Tatiana Suarez (115.5) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (116) – TUF 23 women’s strawweight final
Ross Pearson (155.5) vs. Will Brooks (156)
Doo Ho Choi (146) vs. Thiago Tavares (146)
Joaquim Silva (155) vs. Andrew Holbrook (155.5)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Gray Maynard (145.5) vs. Fernando Bruno (146)
John Moraga (126) vs. Matheus Nicolau (125.5)
Cory Hendricks (204) vs. Josh Stansbury (205.5)
Cezar Ferreira (186) vs. Anthony Smith (185)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Jake Matthews (156) vs. Kevin Lee (155)
Li Jingliang (171) vs. Anton Zafir (170)

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