On Friday, Dec. 12, the UFC will host The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale from the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, the promotion will crown its inaugural women’s strawweight champion as former Invicta title holder Carla Esparza squares off with Rose Namajunas. The pair battled their way through the TUF 20 tournament for the right to fight for UFC gold. Esparza enters the contest riding a four-fight winning streak that includes wins over castmates Bec Rawlings and Felice Herrig. The win over Rawlings earned her the Invicta 115-pound title. Namajunas, meanwhile, has just three professional fights on her resume. The 22-year-old fell short against Tecia Torres in her final Invicta appearance, but tore through the opposition on the reality show.
The co-main event of the evening features a featherweight collision between Brazil’s Charles Oliveira and hard-hitting Jeremy Stephens. Oliveira will be looking for his third straight win, while Stephens seeks to rebound from a five-round decision loss to Cub Swanson earlier in the year.
The 11-fight event kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. ET with two fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live at 9 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
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