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Official Press Release For Ultimate Fighter 6 Live Finale

ROGER “EL MATADOR” HUERTA vs. “THE CARPENTER” CLAY GUID AT THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 6 FINALE LIVE FROM THE PEARL AT THE PALMS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Las Vegas, NV (USA) — Rising UFC superstar Roger “El Matador” Huerta (20-1-1) headlines his first nationally-televised fight card as he takes on hard-hitting Clay “The Carpenter” Guida in a battle of top lightweight contenders on Spike TV, Saturday, December 8 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The fight takes place LIVE from the Palms Casino Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, featuring Huerta vs. Guida, and the two season finalists from The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Serra vs. Hughes.

“The lightweight division is proving itself to be one of the most exciting divisions in the UFC and these are two of the most exciting guys in it,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Roger and Clay have both won `Fight of the Night’ awards before and this one might win `Fight of the Year'”.

Tickets for The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale are $350, $250 and $150, plus any additional box office or service fees, and go on-sale Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:00 am PT. Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 702-474-4000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

UFC Fight Club members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10am PT via www.ufc.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers starting Friday, Oct. 12 at 10am PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through www.ufc.com.

In the United States, The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 finale will televise live nationally on Spike TV Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Training out of Minneapolis, Minn., Huerta (20-1-1) made his UFC debut in September, 2006 at UFC 63, where he scored a unanimous decision victory against Jason Dent. The 24 year-old has since tallied four straight wins in the Octagon against lightweight contenders John Halverson, Leonard Garcia, Doug Evans, and Alberto Crane, running his perfect record in the UFC to 5-0. “El Matador” will attempt to continue his string of dominance in the 155lb division against his toughest opponent to date, Guida.

“I am thrilled to be headlining this incredible card,” said Huerta. “I respect Guida as a person and as a fighter, but he stands in the way of my quest for the title. It seems there are doubters out there, and this fight will serve as another opportunity to make them believers. I will be more explosive than ever. I will be, quicker, stronger, and it goes without saying that my goal is to have the UFC belt around my waist.”

A Chicago native training at the Hellhouse gym, Clay “The Carpenter” Guida (21-5-0) enters his match-up with Huerta coming off a victory over Marcus Aurelio at UFC 74 in August via split decision. Previously, Guida dropped a brutal, hard-fought split decision to fellow lightweight rising star Tyson Griffin at UFC 72 in Belfast this past June. Many consider his memorable war with Griffin as a candidate for “2007 UFC Fight of the Year”.

“This is a tailor-made fight for the UFC, it has `Fight of the Night’ written all over it,” said Guida. “I'm looking forward to it, I'm sure Roger is preparing, and so am I. I am so excited to fight him and so honored to headline this card. It’s going to be an action-packed fight to say the least.”

For more information about The Ultimate Fighter Finale, UFC 77, UFC 78 or any upcoming UFC event, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.

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About The Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship brand is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC organization produces approximately twelve to fourteen live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC fight programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on MAIN EVENT in Australia, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo and Setanta PPV in the United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or www.ufcespanol.com.

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