The UFC is back this weekend with a free card on Spike TV. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale airs live at 6 PM Arizona time and features a middleweight fight between Michael "The Count" Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller.
The two fighters were coaches on the UFC reality show The Ultimate Fighter that airs Wednesday nights on Spike. Eight fighters in each weight division live together in a house and compete against each other both in the Octagon and outside of it. Season 14 was the first Ultimate Fighter season that featured bantamweights and featherweights.
Two UFC fighters are chosen to coach the fighters on the show and then eventually fight after the show airs. Michael Bisping and Jason Miller were chosen to coach this season, and the season has not been short of horseplay and antics as numerous pranks have been played by both coaches and fighters, including Miller trapping Bisping's car in cement barricades and Bisping using a fire extinguisher on Miller and his team.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller will be fighting in the UFC for the first time since 2005 when he lost to Georges St. Pierre. Since then Miller has fought in the WEC, Strikeforce and Japan. He has a career record 24-7. Miller was involved in the infamous Nashville brawl when he was fighting in Strikeforce.
Bisping is a longtime UFC Middleweight Contender. He was a fighter on season three of The Ultimate Fighter, and coached season nine. Bisping is 11-3 in the UFC and 21-3 overall in his MMA career. He boasts victories over: Matt Hamill, Dan Miller, Chris Leben and Jorge Rivera.
TUF Season 13 winner Tony Ferguson will make his third UFC appearance on this card as he faces veteren Yves Edwards. In his last fight, Ferguson broke Aaron Riley's jaw in the first round, forcing him to withdraw from the contest. Ferguson won season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter as a welterweight but dropped down to lightweight after the show. Edwards comes into the bout with a record of 41-17-1.
Those two match-ups are the only official fights on the card so far. The main card will feature the finals of the bantamweight tournament and the featherweight tournament on top of those two fights. The preliminary card, which will be live on Facebook, will feature match-ups mostly between fighters from the show.