Over the past few months, the UFC has started to feature some exciting bouts as a ‘headliner’ of the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card and for the TUF 23 Finale next week, this is no different.
The Senior Vice President, UFC & General Manager of UFC FIGHT PASS Eric Winter announced that Austrailias Jake Matthews and America’s Kevin Lee will feature as the headline bout for Friday’s event in Las Vegas.
— Eric Winter (@elwinter) June 30, 2016
Stevie Ray was expected to face Jake Matthews at the event, but pulled out citing alleged visa issues and was replaced by Kevin Lee.
The TUF 23 Finale lineup has not officially been set yet as we are still waiting for the finals of the Ultimate Fighter reality TV show to complete next week. The lineup currently looks like this:
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs Cláudia Gadelha for the UFC women’s strawweight title
Andrew Sanchez vs TBD – Ultimate Fighter 23 Light Heavyweight Tournament Finale.
Amanda Cooper vs TBD – Ultimate Fighter 23 Women’s Strawweight Tournament Finale.
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Will Brooks
Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Joaquim Silva vs. Andrew Holbrook
Gray Maynard vs. Fernando Bruno
John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau
Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith
Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee
Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir