June 19, 2009
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff

The ninth
season of The Ultimate Fighter reality series comes to a close on Saturday
night in Las Vegas. The event is headlined by a lightweight clash between Diego
Sanchez and Clay Guida. The main event should narrow the field to determine the
next challenger to the winner of the UFC 101 lightweight title bout between
champion B.J. Penn and challenger Kenny Florian.


The finals
of TUF ended up being decidedly British; three of the four finalists are from
Michael Bisping’s Team U.K. The lightweight final is an all-England affair
pitting Andre Winner against countryman Ross Pearson. The welterweight final
pits Team U.S.A.’s DaMarques Johnson against Team
U.K.’s James Wilks.


Friday at 4
p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET, the fighters from The Ultimate Fighter Team U.S.A. vs.
Team U.K. Finale will step on the scales to officially weigh-in for their
Saturday night bouts. For those of you not in Las Vegas to attend, you can
watch the LIVE video stream of The
Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-ins live on MMAWeekly.com
, courtesy of the UFC.


Until the
weigh-ins air until Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET, you can watch
several Ultimate Fighter Finale special video features on several of the
fighters. These are all available on the Ultimate
Fighter Finale weigh-ins page now


Again, the fighters
will begin to step on the scale at about 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET. Watch the
LIVE stream of The Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-ins on MMAWeekly.com
courtesy of the UFC.




Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Main Bouts
(on Spike TV):


TUF 9 Lightweight Finals:

Ross Pearson (8-3) vs. Andre Winner (9-2-1)


TUF 9 Welterweight Finals:

Damarques Johnson (9-6) vs. James Wilks (5-2)


Sanchez (23-2) vs. Clay Guida (25-9)

Burns (7-2) vs. Chris Lytle (28-17-5)

Stevenson (31-10) vs. Nate Diaz (13-3)


Ultimate Fighter 9 Preliminary

Melvin Guillard (21-7-2)
vs. Gleison Tibau (17-6)

Drwal (15-2) vs. Mike Ciesnoleviscz (17-3)

Garcia (7-0) vs. Brad Blackburn (13-9-1)

Dollar (2-1) vs. Jason Dent (18-9)

Lester (3-2) vs. Nick Osipczak (3-0)


Main card
airs live on Spike TV on Saturday, June 20 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) 


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