by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The final episode of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” has produced several match-ups slated for the show’s season finale on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas.
Brendan Schaub faces Roy Nelson in the final at the event, which takes place at the Pearl Theater in the Palms Casino Resort and airs live on Spike at 9 p.m. EST/PST.
Announced on Wednesday’s telecast was a grudge match between Marcus Jones and Matt Mitrione, who narrowly avoided an extracurricular clash when Jones blamed the fellow NFL veteran for ending castmate Scott Junk’s career. Junk received an inadvertent eye poke in his episode seven fight with Mitrione and was diagnosed with a career-ending injury. Junk later recovered.
Also confirmed by the UFC is a match-up between Justin Wren and John Madsen.
Wren (6-1) made it to the quarterfinals by defeating Wes Sims in the show’s preliminary round, but fell short to finalist Roy Nelson in the quarterfinals. Madsen (1-0), meanwhile, defeated Abe Wagner in his first fight and fell short against finalist Brendan Schaub.
Additionally, semifinalist James McSweeney and quarterfinalist Darrill Schoonover will meet on the event’s undercard.
McSweeney (3-4) decsisioned Wes Shivers in his preliminary bout and submitted Matt Mitrione in the quarterfinals before falling short to Nelson. Schoonover (10-0) submitted Zak Jensen in the preliminaries, but was knocked out by Marcus Jones in the quarterfinals.
“The Ultimate Fighter” finale show is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jon Jones and Matt Hamill.