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The Pearl to host 'TUF 9 Finale' in Vegas on June 20

"The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale" was approved today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas on June 20.

The live card on Spike TV will be headlined by lightweights Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida. Also on the main card are the finals of "The Ultimate Fighter 9: US vs. UK" lightweight and welterweight competitions.

US coach Dan Henderson and UK coach Michael Bisping will appear on the card in a mentoring capacity as they are scheduled to fight each other at UFC 100 on July 11.

The UFC has not officially announced the event or any matchups yet but here's how the card is shaping up.


  • Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida
  • Lightweight Finalist #1 vs. Finalist #2
  • Welterweight Finalist #1 vs. Finalist #2
  • Joe Stevenson vs. Nate Diaz
  • Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia
  • Chris Lytle vs. Kevin Burns