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Undefeated Brett Johns faces Joe Soto at the TUF 26 Finale

Brett Johns
Brett Johns
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two red hot bantamweights will collide at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.

Undefeated Welshman Brett Johns (14-0) meets Joe Soto (18-5) in the Octagon on Dec. 1 at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC announced Tuesday.

This is the fourth fight booking of 2017 for Johns, who has seen two of his last three bouts canceled. A March 18 encounter with Ian Entwistle was removed from the card the day of the fight when a doctor ruled Entwistle unfit to compete after he came in three pounds overweight the previous day.

Johns went on to win a unanimous decision over Albert Morales in June, but his next fight at UFC Glasgow was derailed by an injury to opponent Mitch Gagnon. “The Pikey” is 2-0 in the UFC so far, with both of his victories coming by way of unanimous decision.

A former Bellator champion, Soto has bounced back from a rough start to his UFC career that saw him lose three straight fights and he has now strung together three consecutive wins. He submitted Chris Beal and Marco Beltran last year before outpointing Rani Yahya at UFC Fortaleza this past March.

The TUF 26 Finale will also play host to the inaugural women’s flyweight title bout whose participants will be determined via a 16-woman tournament featured on the reality show’s latest season.

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