by MMAWeekly.com Staff
It’s only midway through The Ultimate Fighter season, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship has already started filling out the fight card for the season’s finale slated for Dec. 5 at The Palms in Las Vegas.
The promotion on Tuesday confirmed three more bouts in addition to Matt Hamill versus Jon Jones and Frank Edgar versus Kurt Pellegrino, which were previously announced.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Brian Stann (7-2) makes his third trip to the UFC Octagon to face promotional newcomer Rodney Wallace (9-0). Stann won his last bout, a rubber match with fellow former WEC titleholder Steve Cantwell. Wallace enters the Octagon hot off winning a one night, eight man tournament in Aruba.
Dennis Hallman (41-12-2) continues his on-again, off-again UFC relationship, returning to face John Howard (12-4). Hallman is 1-3 when fighting for the promotion, while Howard is 2-0, both wins via split decision.
Mark Bocek (7-2) is gaining momentum in the Octagon with back-to-back wins, and looks to continue the streak against undefeated H.I.T. Squad fighter Matt Veach (11-0). Bocek is 3-2 in the UFC, while Veach is 1-0, having defeated Matt Grice in his debut.
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Season Finale will also feature the final of the elimination tournament featured throughout the season.