New Bout, Change In Opponent Made For The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale


A couple of fights have been added to the July Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale card, as Cezar Ferreira replaces Scott Askham against Anthony Smith and Joaquim Silva meets Andrew Holbrook.

The event takes place July 8 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and features Joanna Jedrzeczyk defending her female strawweight title against Claudia Gadelha. The main card and prelims air on FOX Sports 1.

Silva (8-0) and Holbrook (11-0) are each unbeaten and have competed once inside the Octagon. Silva defeated Nazareno Malegarie, while Holbrook topped Ramsey Nijem.

Ferreira (9-5) got back in the win column in April when he defeated Oluwale Bamgbose. Smith (25-11) made a triumphant return to the UFC in February, earning his eighth consecutive fight.


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