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Nate Diaz vs. Joe Stevenson added to 'TUF 9 Finale'

The UFC officially added today a lightweight tilt between "The Ultimate Fighter" season two winner Joe Stevenson (29-10) and season five winner Nate Diaz (10-3) to this season's live finale on June 20 at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Announced yesterday was the main event between Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida, whom Stevenson and Diaz are both coming off losses to, respectively. Stevenson dropped a unanimous decision to Diego Sanchez last month at UFC 95, while Diaz lost a split decision to Guida at UFC 94 in January.

The finale will feature the lightweight and welterweight finals of "The Ultimate Fighter 9: US vs. UK," which premieres tomorrow night, April 1 on Spike TV.

Tickets prices ranging from $154 to $354 will go on sale Saturday, April 4 at noon PT. To purchase tickets a day earlier at noon PT, enter "TOUGH" as the presale password.


  • Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Nate Diaz vs. Joe Stevenson
  • Lightweight Finals
  • Welterweight Finals