The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale is set to take place on Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter” finalists Dhiego Lima and Jesse Taylor will meet in the center of the Octagon to crown the season’s welterweight winner.
In the main event of the evening, Michael Johnson will welcome Justin Gaethje to the UFC for his promotional debut. Gaethje signed with the UFC as a free agent in May after relinquishing his WSOF lightweight title. Gaethje holds a perfect 17-0 professional mixed martial arts record and will look to prove himself among the best lightweights in the UFC. Gaethje will have a good test in front of him as the #5 UFC ranked lightweight Michael Johnson will look to bouce back after his last fight against #1 lightweight contender Khabib Nuramgomedov.
All fighters made weight for their fights with the only close call being strawweight Ashley Yoder, who stepped on the scales at the last minutes of the two-hour weigh-in period. Yoder needed the towel for her weigh-in but came in under the limit at 115.5 pounds.
MAIN CARD on FS1 | 9 p.m. ET
Michael Johnson (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (155.75)
Dhiego Lima (170.5) vs. Jesse Taylor (171) – TUF 25 final
Marc Diakiese (154.5) vs. Drakkar Klose (155.5)
Jared Cannonier (204) vs. Nick Roehrick (205.5)
Brad Tavares (186) vs. Elias Theodorou (186)
Jordan Johnson (205.5) vs. Marcel Fortuna (205.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD on FS1 | 7 p.m. ET
Angela Hill (114.75) vs. Ashley Yoder (115.5)
James Krause (170) vs. Tom Gallicchio (170)
Ed Herman (205.5) vs. C.B. Dollaway (205)
Jessica Eye (134.5) vs. Aspen Ladd (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD on UFC Fight Pass | 6 p.m. ET
Gray Maynard (145.5) vs. Teruto Ishihara (145)
Tecia Torres (115) vs. Juliana Lima (115.5)
What matchups are you looking forward to seeing the most? Let’s get your predictions for your favorite fights in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/6/2017.