UFC officials announced the bout earlier today.
Daron Cruickshank (16-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) got back in to the win column this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, where he scored a decision win over Anthony Njokuani. Prior to that, “The Detroit Superstar” dropped a unanimous decision to Jorge Masvidal in July, which snapped a 2 fight win streak. Cruickshank has won 3 of his past four octagon bouts, with two of those wins coming by knockout.
Meanwhile, K.J. Noons (13-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will return to the octagon for the first time since April, where he scored a brutal knockout win over Sam Stout at the TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City, Canada. His victory over “Hands of Stone” made it back-to-back wins for Noons, as he had previosuly defeated George Sotiropoulos via decision. Noon’s lone octagon defeat came in his promotional debut against perennial contender Donald Cerrone.
The TUF 20 Finale takes place December 12 live from the The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1, following the prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The evenings main event will crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion.
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