Tickets on sale today for The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale in Las Vegas

“The Ultimate Fighter 26” tournament will conclude with crowning of an inaugural women’s flyweight champion, and tickets for the event go on sale today.

Featuring the historic title fight between yet-to-be-revealed competitors, The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale takes place Dec. 1 at Park Theater in Las Vegas and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Tickets are priced at $150, $100, $75 and $50. They go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster.com.

UFC newsletter subscribers have access to a special pre-sale beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. PT, while UFC Fight Club members can purchase tickets Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT.

In addition to the championship bout,“TUF 23” light heavyweight winner Andrew Sanchez (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will take on Ryan Janes (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) .

The latest TUF 26 Finale card includes:

  • TBA vs. TBA – for inaugural women’s flyweight title
  • Ryan Janes vs. Andrew Sanchez
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Terrion Ware
  • Brett Johns vs. Joe Soto

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

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Undefeated Brett Johns vs. ex-title challenger Joe Soto booked for TUF 26 Finale

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The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale has a new bantamweight bout for the undercard.

Officials today announced a fight between undefeated Brett Johns (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and former tile challenger Joe Soto (18-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC).

The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale takes place Dec. 1 at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

The event also features the “TUF 26” tournament final, which crowns the inaugural women’s flyweight champion.

Johns, a former Cage Warriors and Titan FC champion, is still unbeaten five years into his pro run. In his most recent bout, the 25-year-old Welsh fighter picked up a unanimous-decision victory over short-notice opponent Albert Morales. It was his eighth decision win in 14 career victories.

He now takes on Soto, who’s resurrected his career since a three-fight skid that included a title loss to then-champ T.J. Dillashaw in 2014. After subsequent defeats to Anthony Birchak and Michinori Tanaka, the 30-year-old Bellator and Tachi Palace Fights vet had earned submission wins over Chris Beal and Marco Beltran, as well as a decision victory over Rani Yahya in his most recent bout, to push his current winning streak to three.

The latest TUF 26 Finale card includes:

  • TBA vs. TBA – for inaugural women’s flyweight title
  • Ryan Janes vs. Andrew Sanchez
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Terrion Ware
  • Brett Johns vs. Joe Soto

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

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'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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Sean O'Malley vs. Terrion Ware booked for TUF 26 Finale in December

The next edition of the live finale of “The Ultimate Fighter” has its latest fight booking, and it comes in the bantamweight division.

Sean O’Malley (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on Terrion Ware (17-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the TUF 26 Finale in December. UFC officials made the announcement during the stream of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on UFC Fight Pass.

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale takes place Dec. 1 at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. The event will air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

O’Malley gets his first official crack at the UFC after picking up a knockout win over Alfred Khashakyan on the second installment of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in July. That kept The MMA Lab-based 22-year-old perfect as a pro at 8-0. All but one of his victories have been by stoppage, including six knockouts. Before his shot on DWCS 2, he knocked out David Nuzzo at LFA 11 in May with a spinning wheel kick.

Terrion Ware

Ware made his promotional debut in July, but lost a unanimous decision to Cody Stamman at UFC 213 in Las Vegas. The setback snapped a four-fight winning streak for the 31-year-old Californian, whose resume includes wins under the RFA, BAMMA and ACB banners.

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

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Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely booked for December's TUF 26 Finale

A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Eric Spicely is the first addition to December’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale lineup.

Spicely (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) announced the bout with Meerschaert (26-9 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on social media following an initial report from MMAuno.com (via Instagram):

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The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale takes place Dec. 1 at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

After getting off to a hot start to his UFC career with back-to-back first-round submission victories, Meerschaert suffered his first octagon defeat in July when he dropped a second-round TKO to Thiago Santos at UFC 213. The upcoming bout will be his fourth in less than a year since joining the promotion.

Spicely, meanwhile, also had a stretch of consecutive first-round submission wins going into his previous bout. Similar to Meerschaert, though, his was abruptly halted in the form of a second-round submission loss to Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC 212 in June.

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

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UFC announces 4th quarter schedule with stops in Winnipeg, Detroit, Las Vegas

The UFC octagon will make its way to the Canadian city of Winnipeg – and some other recently announced stops this winter.

The promotion announced its fourth quarter schedule of 12 events during the UFC 214 pay-per-view broadcast, including its second trip to Winnipeg after an initial visit with UFC 161 in 2013.

In all one dozen events will take place during the fourth quarter. The promotion also announced the following fight cards:

As of yet, no bouts are official for the fight cards.

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

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