Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson headlines TUF Finale on December 15th

The new season of “The Ultimate Fighter” recently started and the UFC has announced that the live finale will take place on December 15th from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The fight card will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as the coaches for this season’s reality show will square off as Shane Carwin takes on Roy Nelson.

“Roy Nelson has gotten under Shane Carwin’s skin all season and Shane’s ready to try to knock him out,” UFC president Dana White said. “I don’t expect this one to go the distance. Roy and Shane were civil to each other on ‘TUF,’ but they can’t stand each other and after having to spend six weeks together, Shane said he can’t wait to knock Roy out. These two are both known for having heavy hands. Chances are someone is getting knocked out. Best part is the coaches will fight on the TUF Finale Live on FX from Hard Rock Hotel here in Vegas.”

Tickets for this fight card will go on sale next Friday, October 12th at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT with the ticker prices being $304, $254, $179, $154, $104 and $79. Tickets can be purchased at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations,, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

UFC Fight Club members will be able to purchase tickets on Wednesday, October 10th at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT through the UFC Fight Club website and UFC newsletter subscribers will be able to purchase tickets the next day at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

Along with the heavyweight main event, “The Ultimate Fighter” Final will take place and the main card will be televised on FX at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Stay tuned to for updates on the TUF 16 Finale.