Next week’s Season 18 live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter” has a new flyweight bout added to the docket, and the UFC has two new prospects added to its 125-pound division.
Newcomers Ryan Benoit (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Josh Sampo (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have signed to make their promotional debuts against each other on the card. UFC officials announced the fight booking on Wednesday.
The TUF 18 Finale takes place Nov. 30 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on MMAjunkie. In the main event, lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard meet for the third time (but just second time on the record books since their first fight took place on “TUF 5″). The card also features the women’s and men’s bantamweight tournament finals for the current 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The men’s pairing will be announced on tonight’s show, which airs at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.