Tom Gallicchio vs. James Krause joins Dhiego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor to complete TUF 25 Finale lineup

Semifinalists Tom Galicchio (19-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and James Krause (23-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will square off at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.

UFC officials tonight announced the two “The Ultimate Fighter 25” cast members will square off at the season’s live finale shortly after the final taped episode of the season aired on FS1. Both welterweights came up short in their semifinal contests – Gallicchio losing a decision to Dhiego Lima, while Krause was submitted byJesse Taylor.

Lima (12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Taylor (30-15 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meet in “The Ultimate Fighter 25” tournament final, with the winner earning $250,000.

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale takes place Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Galicchio was a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 22,” where he picked up a submission win over Mike Flach before suffering a decision loss to Marcin Wrzosek and openly questioning his future in the sport. Still, he came back to show for this season’s “Redemption” offer, downing UFC veterans Eddie Gordon and Justin Edwards before falling short against Lima.

Menawhile, Krause was an active member of the UFC roster but still elected to chase the sizable prize money offered on the show. He downed Johnny Nunez and Ramsey Nijem before losing to Taylor.

With the additions to the card, The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Michael Johnson vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Dhiego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor – “TUF 25” welterweight tournament final
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose
  • Jared Cannonier vs. Nick Roehrick
  • Brad Tavares vs. Elias Theodorou
  • Marcel Fortuna vs. Jordan Johnson

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Tom Galicchio vs. James Krause
  • Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Ed Herman
  • Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Teruto Ishihara vs. Gray Maynard
  • Juliana Lima vs. Tecia Torres

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

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Source: MMA Junkie