Ed Herman's finger has been repaired, kind of, but it still ain't pretty

So remember when UFC light heavyweight Ed Herman tore off a piece of his index finger in a construction accident and then posted an extremely gross picture of it to Instagram?

Sure you do. We covered all the nauseating details in this space a couple weeks ago. It was disgusting, the kind of thing you somehow think you want to see right up until you do, at which point you can’t understand why you ever thought you’d want to see that.

Well, keep that in mind as we tell you this: Herman has now posted a picture of the newly reconstructed finger, and let’s just say it does not exactly dial the “ick” factor all the way down to zero.

Seriously, think long and hard about continuing to scroll, because what is seen cannot be unseen.

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So in addition to looking like something from the torture-horror genre of films, what we see here is the miracle of modern medicine at work. We assume that by “skin graph,” Herman actually means his fingers have been sewn together as part of a skin graft. We also assume that by “crazy painful (expletive),” he means, Oh my God so insanely painful we don’t even want to think about it.

According to Herman, now he has to walk around like this for a “few weeks,” then he’ll have another surgery to detach his fingers. After that? Guess he goes back to living his life. We can’t be the only ones thinking that this new life will be slightly different than the old one.

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UFC middleweight Ed Herman now has some gauze for that gross finger

UFC middleweight Ed Herman’s left index finger looks a lot less gruesome than it did 24 hours ago.

Of course, it’s wrapped in about one pound of gauze. That’s what happens when you lose a digit in a construction accident.

“It looks like a lollipop,” he told MMAjunkie.

Herman, nicknamed “Short Fuse,” was helping to fix the water well serving his house in Battleground, Wash. He and his family had been living gallon to gallon after a pump broke, and he figured he’d try to expedite the process.

But when he didn’t fully connect a clamp to the water pipe he was pulling out of the well, “a rookie move,” he said, his instinct to grab it was the wrong move. Before he knew it, the tip of his finger was gone.

“I think I was definitely in shock, because I didn’t feel it,” he said. “I thought I’d gotten my hand out in time, but obviously, I didn’t.

Herman said he ran around in circles for a few seconds trying to figure out his next move. A few minutes later, his wife arrived from dropping their kids off at school. Then, it was off to the emergency room.

After doctors cleaned up the wound, Herman took his gruesome snapshot and got a little boost seeing the responses on social media.

“They call me Ed ‘Short Finger’ Herman,” he told MMAjunkie.

Next week, Herman will undergo plastic surgery to reattach the finger using skin grafts.

“It shouldn’t really affect me,” he said. “Luckily, it wasn’t my right. That’s my trigger finger.”

Still, it’s one more injury to overcome. Five weeks ago, Herman had surgery to repair a blown ACL he suffered in a losing decision against C.B. Dolloway at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.

Herman doesn’t expect to be in the octagon until July 2018 at the earliest. He spent nearly two years on the bench with a previous ACL injury and doesn’t want to rush anything this time. At 36, he’s only got so many years left of active competition.

While he recovers, Herman is considering getting into the trucking business, moving heavy machinery. He also has family in the construction business.

The well head and pipe that went down Herman’s well was fished out this morning. This time, he sat back and watched the professionals do it.

Thankfully, his injuries won’t bankrupt him. The knee injury occurred during his fight with Dolloway, meaning he can draw from the UFC’s fight-night insurance, and his finger mishap is covered by the promotion’s accident insurance policy. Beyond a $1,500 deductible, he’s covered 100 percent.

He’d rather not have gotten in this position in the first place, though.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC's Ed Herman shares absolutely gruesome photos of his 'ripped' finger (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

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Something happened to UFC light heavyweight Ed Herman. We don’t exactly know what, but my guess is that it involved at least one very sharp object.

Why do I say that? Because today, Herman (23-13-1 MMA, 10-9-1 UFC) shared two absolutely disgusting photos of what appears to be the tip of his his left index finger ripped completely to shreds.

Before I share the photo, here’s the caption Herman provided on Instagram – so you have an idea of what you’re about to see:

Ripped the tip of my finger off today f*** when it rains it pours baby #pain #blood #bone #ouch

OK, NOW THIS IS MY FINAL WARNING. THE PHOTOS ARE AFTER THIS TEXT IN ALL CAPS. ARE YOU READY? HERE YOU GO:

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That is so gross.

And that is even more disgusting.

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“When it rains it pours,” Ed? What, did it rain Hattori Hanzō swords?

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The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale salaries: Justin Gaethje banks event-high $200k

Justin Gaethje (18-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the largest disclosed payday at this past Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, taking home a disclosed $200,000 purse in addition to the $100,000 he earned in post-fight bonuses for a “Fight of the Year” candidate against Michael Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC).

MMAjunkie today obtained the list of official disclosed salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The TUF 25 Finale took place at T-Mobile in Las Vegas. The bulk of the card aired on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

The next highest earner on the card was two-time title challenger Gray Maynard (13-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC), who took home $102,000 for a unanimous decision over Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed prelims.

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,028,000.

Official TUF 25 Finale payouts included:

Justin Gaethje: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Johnson: $47,000

Jesse Taylor: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima: $15,000

Drakkar Klose: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Marc Diakiese: $24,000

Jared Cannonier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Roehrick: $12,000

Brad Tavares: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Elias Theodorou: $24,000

Jordan Johnson: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Marcel Fortuna: $14,000

Angela Hill: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Ashley Yoder: $12,000

James Krause: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Gallicchio: $10,000

C.B. Dolloway: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $54,000

Tecia Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Juliana Lima: $17,000

Gray Maynard: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)
def. Teruto Ishihara: $21,000

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors like Reebok, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC sometimes pays.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 TUF 25 Finale bonuses to Gaethje, Johnson and Torres who all earned “Performance of the Night” awards.

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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TUF 25 Finale post-event facts: Justin Gaethje extends winning streak in high-volume debut

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The UFC’s sixth annual “International Fight Week” festivities kicked off on Friday with The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

The lightweight main event produced one of the most memorable fights of the year, with Justin Gaethje (18-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) making a huge impression in his UFC debut. “The Highlight” and Michael Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) combined for an astonishing 195 signifiant strikes landed before Gaethje scored a TKO in the closing seconds of the second round.

Gaethje’s performance stole the show, but there were several others who delivered noteworthy efforts, as well. For more, check out 45 post-event facts to come out of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.

* * * *

General

The Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $122,500.

Debuting fighters went 1-1 at the event.

Johnson and Tecia Torres earned $50,000 TUF 25 Finale fight-night bonuses. Gaethje received two bonuses for $100,000.

The TUF 25 Finale drew an announced attendance of 6,308 for a live gate of $432,495.

Betting favorites went 8-3 on the card.

Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 2:18:32.

* * * *

Main card

Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson

Gaethje extended his winning streak to 18 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat in his nearly six-year career.

Gaethje’s 18-fight MMA winning streak is third longest among active UFC fighters behind Khabib Nurmagomedov (24) and Jimmie Rivera (19).

Gaethje had earned 16 of his 18 career victories by stoppage.

Gaethje has earned 15 of his 16 career stoppage victories by knockout.

Gaethje became the first to earn two fight-night bonuses for one bout since Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in November.

Johnson fell to 1-4 in his past five fights dating back to August 2015.

Johnson suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Jesse Taylor

Jesse Taylor (31-15 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was successful in his return to UFC competition. He lost his lone previous octagon appearance in July 2008.

Taylor has earned 17 of his 22 career stoppage victories by submission.

Dhiego Lima (12-6 MMA, 1-4 UFC) was unsuccessful in his return to the UFC for a second stint. He hasn’t earned an octagon victory since November 2014.

Lima has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage.

Lima suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Drakkar Klose

Drakkar Klose (8-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.

Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) had his 12-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his professional career.

Jared Cannonier (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) improved to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC light-heavyweight division in December.

Cannonier has earned eight of his 10 career victories by stoppage.

Cannonier has earned both of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.

Nick Roehrick (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his seven-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his pro career.

Brad Tavares

Brad Tavares (15-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has earned his past eight UFC victories by decision. His last stoppage win was a first-round knockout of Phil Baroni at UFC 125 in January 2011.

Elias Theodorou (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.

Jordan Johnson (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned his past three victories by decision after opening his career with five consecutive stoppages.

Marcel Fortuna (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.

Preliminary card

Angela Hill

Angela Hill (7-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) improved to 1-1 since she returned to the UFC for a second stint in February.

Hill improved to 5-1 since her initial release from the UFC in late 2015.

Hill has earned both of her UFC victories by decision.

Ashley Yoder (5-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered all three of her career losses by decision.

James Krause

James Krause (24-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) was successful in his UFC welterweight debut.

C.B. Dollaway (16-8 MMA, 10-8 UFC) snapped his three-fight losing skid for his first victory since May 2014.

Dollaway was successful in his UFC light-heavyweight debut.

Dollaway improved to 5-4 in his past nine UFC appearances.

Ed Herman (24-12 MMA, 11-8 UFC) fell to 1-2 since he returned to the light-heavyweight division in January 2016.

Tecia Torres

Torres’ (9-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) five victories in UFC strawweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Joanna Jedrzejczyk (eight).

Torres earned the first stoppage victory of her career.

Juliana Lima (9-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of her career.

Gray Maynard

Gray Maynard (13-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC) improved to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in July 2016.

Maynard has earned his past 10 UFC victories by decision. He is the first fighter in UFC history to earn 10 wins with the organization without a stoppage, breaking his own record of nine.

Maynard’s 11 takedowns landed tied the record for most in a UFC/WEC featherweight fight.

Maynard’s 11 takedowns landed marked a personal best in his UFC career. His previous high was nine against Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 13.

Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.

For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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TUF 25 Finale Athlete Outfitting pay: Justin Gaethje gets $2,500 payout for thrilling debut win

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LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $122,500.

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the card aired on FS1 following early prelims UFC Fight Pass.

The headliner, which featured Justin Gaethje (18-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earning a thrilling second-round TKO over Michael Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC), featured a large pay discrepancy. “The Highlight” was on the lowest payout tier for his promotional debut and received $2,500, compared to $15,000 for promotional vet Johnson.

The full Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Justin Gaethje: $2,500
def. Michael Johnson: $15,000

Jesse Taylor: $2,500
def. Dhiego Lima: $2,500

Drakkar Klose: $2,500
def. Marc Diakiese: $2,500

Jared Cannonier: $2,500
def. Nick Roehrick: $2,500

Brad Tavares: $10,000
def. Elias Theodorou: $5,000

Jordan Johnson: $2,500
def. Marcel Fortuna: $2,500

Angela Hill: $2,500
def. Ashley Yoder: $2,500

James Krause: $5,000
def. Tom Gallicchio: $2,500

C.B. Dollaway: $15,000
def. Ed Herman: $15,000

Tecia Torres: $5,000
def. Juliana Lima: $5,000

Gray Maynard: $15,000
def. Teruto Ishihara: $2,500

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2017 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $2,930,000
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $13,253,000

For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of TUF 25 Finale with Zeppelin and Nirvana, Cash and Madonna

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While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well.

See what the fighters of Friday’s Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale event in Las Vegas went with as their backing tracks.

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Justin Gaethje def. Michael Johnson via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:48

Justin Gaethje: “Champion” by Keznamdi

Michael Johnson: “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood/M.A.A.D. City” by Nina Simone/Kendrick Lamar

Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 0:43

Jesse Taylor: “Highwayman” by The Highwaymen

Dhiego Lima: “God’s Not Dead” by Newsboys

Drakkar Klose def. Marc Diakiese via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Drakkar Klose: “Congratulations” by Post Malone

Marc Diakiese: “Cool Nuh” by Giggs

Jared Cannonier def. Nick Roehrick via TKO (elbows) – Round 3, 2:08

Jared Cannonier: “It’s Like That” by Big Pokey feat. Lil’ Keke

Nick Roehrick: “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin

Brad Tavares def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brad Tavares: “Tears” by Alborosie

Elias Theodorou: “Oh Canada”

Jordan Johnson def. Marcel Fortuna via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jordan Johnson: “Like a Prayer” by Madonna

Marcel Fortuna: “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash

Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Angela Hill: “Battle Hymn” by Manowar

Ashley Yoder: “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy

James Krause def. Tom Gallicchio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

James Krause: “Hootie Hoo” by Outkast

Tom Gallicchio: “Work” by Gang Starr

C.B. Dollaway def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

C.B. Dollaway: “Loud and Heavy” by Cody Jinks

Ed Herman: “When the Lights Go Out” by The Black Keys

Tecia Torres def. Juliana Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 0:53

Tecia Torres: “Dreamer” by Charlie XCX

Juliana Lima: “TNT” by AC/DC

Gray Maynard def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Gray Maynard: “In Bloom” by Nirvana

Teruto Ishihara: “Lion No Ko (Yashabo Version)” by Spinna B-ill

For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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TUF 25 Finale results: C.B. Dollaway earns hard-fought unanimous decision vs. Ed Herman

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C.B. Dollaway was bloodied and exhausted, sitting in one of the octagon corners after completing a grueling 15 minutes against Ed Herman.

Dollaway might not have looked like a winner. But when the judges’ scorecards were read, it was confirmation that he earned a unanimous decision over Herman.

The light-heavyweight bout was part of the preliminary card for today’s UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Though it was unanimous, the result was anything but easy. The tone was set right from the start when Dollaway (16-8 MMA, 9-8 UFC) was on the receiving end of a hard Herman (23-13-1 MMA, 10-9-1 UFC) right hand to the ear, which discombobulated Dollaway momentarily. The good news, however, was that it also seemed to wake him up as he recovered quickly and got the fight to the mat, where he was relentless in smothering Herman. The first round overall was an impressive display of wrestling and jiu-jitsu from Dollaway.

In the opening seconds of the second round, Dollaway landed a kick to Herman’s neck that stunned him, though he responded with a clobbering right hand that dropped Dollaway. They stood back up quickly, and fatigue became noticeable for both men, though Herman managed to land a combo and dropped Dollaway with a straight left. Herman would go on to control the second round, which set the tone for a pivotal third.

That definitely went to Dollaway, who took control early. Despite a dangerous kimura attempt by Herman from the bottom, Dollaway escaped and controlled the action on the ground. Things got nasty for Herman as Dollaway scored with some mean ground-and-pound mostly of elbows. In the final seconds, Herman tried for a knee bar but failed, leading to the final decision.

It was a tough fight for both men. Dollaway, despite winning with a score of 29-28 and two 29-27 marks, was transported to the hospital after for undisclosed reasons.

Up-to-the-minute TUF 25 Finale results include:

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Steven Marrocco contributed to this report on site in Las Vegas.)

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TUF 25 Finale pre-event facts: Can dominant Justin Gaethje extend undefeated streak in UFC debut?

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Another season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series comes to a conclusion Friday when The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The card, which airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, is headlined by a grudge match between two prominent lightweight contenders as Michael Johnson (17-11 MMA, 9-7 UFC) looks to spoil the long-awaited debut of former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje (17-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale is the first of two cards slated for this year’s International Fight Week. For more, check out 30 pre-event facts.

* * * *

Main event

Johnson competes in his third UFC main event. He’s 1-1 in previous headliners.

Johnson is 1-3 in his past four UFC appearances dating back to August 2015.

Michael Johnson

Johnson has earned all four of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.

Johnson’s nine knockdowns landed in UFC lightweight competition are tied with Edson Barboza for second most in divisional history behind Melvin Guillard (13).

Gaethje makes his debut on a 17-fight MMA winning streak, the third longest among active UFC fighters behind Khabib Nurmagomedov (24) and Jimmie Rivera (18).

Gaethje went 10-0 with five lightweight title defenses under the WSOF banner.

Gaethje has earned 15 of his 17 career victories by stoppage.

Gaethje has earned 14 of his 15 career stoppage victories by knockout.

Remaining main card

Jared Cannonier (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is 1-1 since he dropped to the UFC light-heavyweight division in December.

Brad Tavares

Brad Tavares (14-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) competes in just his second fight since May 2015.

Tavares has earned his past seven UFC victories by decision. His last stoppage win was a first-round knockout of Phil Baroni at UFC 125 in January 2011.

Elias Theodorou (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has completed at least one takedown in all five of his UFC victories.

Marcel Fortuna (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) returns to the light heavyweight division after winning his UFC debut with a first-round knockout at heavyweight.

Jordan Johnson (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned his past two victories by decision after opening his career with five consecutive stoppages.

Preliminary card

Angela Hill (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) was unsuccessful in her return to the UFC for a second stint at UFC Fight Night 104 in February. She’s winless in her past three octagon appearances overall.

Ed Herman (23-12 MMA, 10-8 UFC) is 1-1 since he returned to the light-heavyweight division in January 2016.

Herman has alternated wins and losses over his past seven fights. He suffered a loss to Nikita Krylov in his most recent bout at UFC 201.

C.B. Dollaway

C.B. Dollaway (15-8 MMA, 9-8 UFC) moves up to the UFC light-heavyweight division for the first time in his career. He spent his previous 17 octagon appearances at middleweight.

Dollaway enters the event on a three-fight losing skid. He hasn’t earned a victory since May 2014.

Dollaway’s earned the only Peruvian necktie submission in UFC history when he defeated Jesse Taylor at UFC Fight Night 14.

Jessica Eye (11-6 MMA, 1-5 UFC) competes in her eighth UFC women’s bantamweight bout, tied for the second most appearances in divisional history behind Miesha Tate (nine).

Eye enters the event on a four-fight losing skid and with five losses in her past six fights overall. She hasn’t earned a victory since November 2014.

Eye’s five losses in UFC competition are the most of any female in company history.

Aspen Ladd (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), 22, is the youngest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Gray Maynard (12-6-1 MMA, 10-6-1 UFC), 38, is the oldest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Maynard is 1-1 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in July 2016.

Maynard is 2-6-1 in his past nine fights.

Maynard has earned his past nine UFC victories by decision. He is the only fighter in UFC history to earn nine wins with the organization without a stoppage.

Maynard’s nine-second knockout of Joe Veres at UFC Fight Night 11 stands as the fastest knockout in UFC lightweight history.

Teruto Ishihara (9-3-2 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC) has earned eight of his nine career victories by knockout. That includes both of his UFC wins.

Tecia Torres’ (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) four victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (seven).

Torres has earned all eight of her career victories by decision.

Juliana Lima (9-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has earned all three of her UFC victories by decision.

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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