'TUF 23' winner Andrew Sanchez meets Ryan Janes at TUF 26 Finale in December

The next edition of the live finale of “The Ultimate Fighter” has its latest fight booking, and it features a past “TUF” winner.

“TUF 23” light heavyweight winner Andrew Sanchez (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will take on Ryan Janes (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the TUF 26 Finale in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking.

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale takes place Dec. 1 at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. The event will air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

“El Dirte” Sanchez won “TUF 23” at light heavyweight with a unanimous decision over Khalil Rountree in July 2016. Then he returned to middleweight and took a decision from Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night 102 this past December. But in April, he had his four-fight winning streak snapped with Anthony Smith knocked him out after a head kick at UFC on FOX 24.

Ryan Janes

Janes is in need of a win. After starting his career 9-1, including a unanimous decision over Keith Berish at UFC Fight Night 102, he has dropped back-to-back fights. At UFC Fight Night 105 in February, he was submitted by Gerald Meerschaert. And at UFC Fight Night 113 in Scotland in July, he dropped a decision to Jack Marshman. The losses were the Canadian’s first since 2009.

With the addition, the latest TUF 26 Finale card includes:

  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Terrion Ware
  • Ryan Janes vs. Andrew Sanchez

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 113 video highlights: Jack Marshman vs. Ryan Janes

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Jack Marshman had to hang on a little bit to get past the gritty Ryan Janes, but walked away with his hand raised.

Marshman (22-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) looked at his best in the first round against Janes (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) when he continually popped the Canadian’s head back with jabs and swift combinations. Marshman faded a little in the second, then even more in the third. But by the final five minutes, he had done enough to convince all three judges he had the first two rounds for a trio of 29-28 scores.

The middleweight fight was part of the main card of today’s UFC Fight Night 113 event at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the highlights above.

Also see:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 113, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 113 results: Jack Marshman uses early striking prowess to top Ryan Janes

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For three rounds, Jack Marshman plodded forward, trying to get inside Ryan Janes’ reach long enough to land a knockout blow.

While that shot never came, Marshman (22-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) still did enough to outpoint Janes (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in a close fight, nabbing a unanimous decision victory with scores of 29-28 across the board.

The middleweight bout was part of the main card of today’s UFC Fight Night 113 event at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

The established tempo of this fight took shape early on, as Janes looked to stay on the outside, circling away in his straight up stance as Marshman charged in with punching combinations, at times lunging forward to connect on his taller, longer foe.

That was a mostly successful strategy for Marshman early on. Several times his fists found Marshman’s chin as he lifted it high in the air on the retreat. But as Janes began to fire back with short strikes of his own, Marshman eventually began to tire.

By the final round, Janes found some success with his own forward advances, but even under duress Marshman didn’t back down easily, or stay on the defensive for long. By the time the fight went to the scorecards, all three judges had Marshman winning by a slim margin, giving him the fight by identical scores of 29-28.

Marshman’s win is his first since his TKO loss to Thiago Santos in February. Janes has now lost two in a row.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 113 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 113, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s Abbey Subhan contributed to this report on site in Glasgow.)

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