by Steven Marrocco – MMAWeekly.com
Light heavyweight prospects Jon Jones and Matt Hamill are expected to do battle at the Season 10 finale of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
MMAMadness.com first reported the match-up, and MMAWeekly.com subsequently confirmed the news with sources close to the fight. Though bout agreements have not been signed, both parties have agreed to the fight and are expected to finalize the fight soon.
Though not officially announced by the UFC, the reality show finale is expected for Dec. 5 at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.
Jones (9-0) has been on the fast track in the light heavyweight division, defeating Andre Gusmao, Stephan Bonnar, and most recently, Jake O’Brien with an explosive and unpredictable style. Based in Greco-Roman wrestling, Jones will split his pre-bout MMA training between Team Bomb Squad in Cortland, N.Y., and Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, N.M.
Hamill (6-2) showcased a vicious striking attack in his last appearance at UFC 96, knocking out fellow wrestler Mark Munoz with a head kick in the first round of their meeting. The Utica, N.Y., resident was supposed to face Krzystzof Soszynski at UFC 102, but a knee injury prompted him to withdraw from the fight.