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 post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Tavares and Adesanya comes to a close.
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya
Joe Giannetti vs. Mike Trizano – TUF 27 lightweight final
Brad Katona vs. Jay Cucciniello – TUF 27 featherweight final
Alex Caceres vs. Martin Bravo
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Julian Marquez
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich
Luis Pena vs. Richie Smullen
John Gunther vs. Allan Zuniga
Bryce Mitchell vs. Tyler Diamond
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Oskar Piechota
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