The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale will be taking place on April 13th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and the UFC has announced that tickets will go on sale next week.
The card was initially scheduled to be headlined by Demetrious Johnson defending the UFC flyweight title against John Moraga, but Johnson pulled out of the fight with an injury.
With the title fight off the card, UFC President Dana White announced late last night that the new main event would be former WEC champion Urijah Faber meeting Scott Jorgensen in a bantamweight bout.
“Urijah Faber is one of the best bantamweights in the world and he proved it at UFC 157 by submitting Ivan Menjivar in the first round,” White said. “He’s ready to jump right back in the Octagon on April 13 with Scott Jorgensen, who’s ranked seventh in the world at 135 pounds. Both of these guys like to finish fights. This is a really exciting main event for the TUF Finale!”
Tickets for The Ultimate Fighter Finale go on sale Friday, March 8 at 1 p.m ET/10 a.m. PT and are priced at $200, $125, $75 and $50. Tickets will be available at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, March 6 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT via www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, March 7, starting at 1 p.m ET/10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
Along with the bantamweight bout, the TUF 17 Finale will see the middleweight final of the reality show, Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano, Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, Bart Palaszewski vs. Cole Miller and Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pineda.