On Friday, July 5, the UFC will host The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale from the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, middleweight veteran and TUF alum Brad Tavares clashes with unbeaten kickboxing stalwart Israel Adesanya. Hawaii’s Tavares has won five of his last six, with the lone defeat coming against current champion Robert Whittaker. Adesanya, meanwhile, is a former GLORY Kickboxing title challenger who has reeled off 13 straight wins to open his MMA career. He’s earned back-to-back wins inside the Octagon to set up the headlining clash with Tavares.
Also on the card, the promotion will crown the winners of the 27th season of its flagship reality series, The Ultimate Fighter. The season featured fighters competing in the featherweight and lightweight divisions.
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, with the six-fight main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Above is video of the event’s weigh-ins which take place Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m. ET (courtesy of the UFC). The results will appear below.
Joe Giannetti (155.5) vs. Mike Trizano (154.5) – TUF 27 lightweight final
Brad Katona (145.5) vs. Jay Cucciniello (145) – TUF 27 featherweight final
Alex Caceres (146) vs. Martin Bravo (145.5)
Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Barb Honchak (125.5)
Alessio di Chirico (186) vs. Julian Marquez (190)*
Luis Pena (154) vs. Richie Smullen (154.5)
John Gunther (155.5) vs. Allan Zuniga (156)
Bryce Mitchell (145) vs. Tyler Diamond (146)
Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs. Oskar Piechota (185.5)
* – Marquez missed the middleweight limit of 186 pounds and was fined 30 percent of his fight purse