TUF 9 Finale additions

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With just four days remaining until Saturday's Spike TV-televised event, The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale has been bolstered with the official additions of three un-aired preliminary bouts.

The match-ups include Melvin Guillard (21-7-2 MMA, 5-3 UFC) vs. Gleison Tibau (17-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC), Mike Ciesnolevicz (17-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Tomasz Drwal (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), and Brad Blackburn (13-9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Edgar Garcia (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale takes place June 20 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

In addition to the welterweight and lightweight finales of the current season of "TUF," Saturday's event also includes a main event of Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez.

The latest rumored card for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale includes:


  • Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

  • Ross Pearson vs. Andre Winner ("TUF" lightweight finale)

  • DaMarques Johnson vs. Finalist No. 2 ("TUF" welterweight finale)

  • Nate Diaz vs. Joe Stevenson


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  • Kevin Burns vs. Chris Lytle

  • Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau

  • Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Tomasz Drwal

  • Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia

  • Jason Dent vs. Cameron Dollar*


Tibau is going to wreck Melvin.

Considering that they kept showing Wilks on the promos aired on Satuday night, I have to think he's the guy facing DeMarques.

Pretty decent card for a TUF finale. I think Guida-Sanchez and Diaz-Stevenson will both be exciting fights

I hope Ciesnolevicz vs Drwal gets on the air -- should be a good one as well

Are they trying to find TJ Grant a replacement opponent or have they just dropped him from the card entirely?