The card for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale' has officially been set following Wednesday night's TUF 13 season finale. The show's last two remaining contestants, Team Lesnar's Anthony Ferguson and Team Dos Santos' Ramsey Nijem, will meet in the co-headlining bout to determine the season's champion.
Ferguson, 26, holds a professional record of 10-2, and has finished his opponents in nine of those ten wins. "El Cucuy" continued that trademark aggressive approach throughout the show, finishing all three of his challengers -- Justin Edwards, Ryan McGillivray, and Chuck O'Neil -- with blistering knockouts.
Ramsey Nijem, 23, became one of the most popular cast members this season due to his wild antics and his unabashed alter ego, "Stripper Ramsey". However, when the cage door shuts, the fun and games end for the young fighter. Nijem holds a professional record of 4-1, and has shown a knack for slick submission finishes. Similar to Ferguson, Ramsey has been on a roll throughout the show, finishing each of his three challengers -- Charlie Rader, Clay Harvison, and Chris Cope -- on his road to the finals.
As is tradition, several of the fellow TUF 13 cast members have been added to the final fight card and will earn one last opportunity to prove they belong in the UFC. Semifinalists Chris Cope and Chuck O'Neil have been scheduled to meet in a televised bout on the main card, while Shamar Bailey vs. Ryan McGillivray and Clay Harvison vs. Justin Edwards have been added to the preliminary card.
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale will be held at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 4th 2011. The main event features WEC Lightweight Champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis vs. Clay "The Carpenter" Guida. Television coverage will be broadcast live on SPIKE.
TUF 13 Finals: Anthony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem
Clay Guida vs. Anthony Pettis
Chris Cope vs. Chuck O'Neil
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Fabio Maldonado
Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman
Reuben Duran vs. Francisco Rivera
Scott Jorgensen vs. Ken Stone
Justin Edwards vs. Clay Harvison
Shamar Bailey vs. Ryan McGillivray
Josh Grispi vs. George Roop
Danny Downes vs. Jeremy Stephens