On Friday, July 7, the UFC will host The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, a pair of top-10 lightweights lock horns as Michael Johnson welcomes unbeaten World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje to the Octagon. The 31-year-old Johnson will be looking to get back in the win column after being submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 205. Prior to that, Johnson knocked out Dustin Poirier in the first round. Gaethje, meanwhile, enters the promotion having won his first 17 bouts, including 14 by some form of knockout. The Colorado-based fighter made 10 appearances inside the WSOF cage before signing with the UFC.
Also on the card, the promotion will crown the winner of the 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter, dubbed “Redemption.” The final of the tournament pits Dhiego Lima against Jesse Taylor.
The 11-fight event kicks off Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET with one bout streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card airs live at 9 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Johnson and Gaethje comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Michael Johnson vs. Justin Gaethje
Dhiego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor – TUF 25 tournament final
Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose
Jared Cannonier vs. Nick Roehrick
Brad Tavares vs. Elias Theodorou
Jordan Johnson vs. Marcel Fortuna
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder
James Krause vs. Tom Gallicchio
Ed Herman vs. C.B. Dollaway
Tecia Torres vs. Juliana Lima
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Gray Maynard vs. Teruto Ishihara
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