- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 7 FINALE TO BE 3-HOUR TELECAST

May 19, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Much like the last edition of UFC Fight Night, Spike TV on Monday announced that “The Ultimate Fighter 7″ finale scheduled for June 21 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will be a three-hour telecast.

The finale is headlined by a bout between former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner and Ultimate Fighter 3 middleweight winner Kendall Grove. The co-main event features Diego Sanchez, who won on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, facing American Top Team fighter Luigi Fioravanti.

Other bouts include Spencer Fisher, returning off of a loss to Frankie Edgar, squaring up against Jeremy Stephens, who is on a two-fight winning streak in the Octagon. Jeremy Horn will return following a disappointing loss to No. 5 ranked middleweight Nate Marquardt, as he faces Dean Lister. After spending the better part of 2007 on the shelf due to a biceps injury, Lister returned with a victory over Jordan Radev in December at UFC 79.

Additional bouts include Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett and Drew McFedries vs. Marvin Eastman. More bouts will be added, likely including participants from The Ultimate Fighter 7 cast, as well as the finalists, as the season comes to a close.

Ultimate Fighter 7 Bouts (officially announced):
-Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove
-Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti
-Ultimate Fighter Middleweight Tournament Finals
-Spencer Fisher vs. Jeremy Stephens
-Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett
-Marvin Eastman vs. Drew McFedries
-Dean Lister vs. Jeremy Horn

Ultimate Fighter 7 Bouts (unannounced):
-Rob Yundt vs. TBA
-Matt Arroyo vs. TBA

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