by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights has seen the biggest ratings boom in the history of the series. Saturday night in Las Vegas, Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub will settle the score to determine the next Ultimate Fighter, although much of the attention has turned to Internet sensation Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.
Despite a lot of soul searching while making the weight cut for his 215-pound catchweight bout with Houston Alexander, Kimbo had no trouble on the scales, weighing in at 212 pounds. Alexander tipped the scale at 208.
The weigh-in for the Ultimate Fighter final bout went off without a hitch as Roy Nelson weighed 263 pounds and his opponent, Brendan Schaub, was 240.
Matt Hamill and Jon Jones will meet in the night’s main event, both stepping on the scale at 206 pounds.
While there were fireworks between the two on the reality series, Marcus Jones and Matt Mitrione weighed in without disruption and even shook each others hands afterward.
None of the fighters had trouble making weight.
The finale airs on Spike TV on Saturday night at 9 p.m. PT/ET. MMAWeekly.com will provide results and round-by-round coverage, as well.
-Roy Nelson (263) vs. Brendan Schaub (240)
-Jon Jones (206) vs. Matt Hamill (206)
-Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (212) vs. Houston Alexander (208)
-Frankie Edgar (155) vs. Matt Veach (155)
-Marcus Jones (262) vs. Matt Mitrione (255)
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-James McSweeney (235) vs. Darrill Schoonover (261)
-Justin Wren (251) vs. Jon Madsen (247)
-Brian Stann (205) vs. Rodney Wallace (203)
-Dennis Hallman (169) vs. John Howard (170)
-Mark Bocek (156) vs. Joe Brammer (155)