Team US lightweight semifinalists Cameron Dollar and Jason Dent will square off at Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in Las Vegas, according to MMA Torch.
The matchup nearly took place in the 155-pound semis on the series as Dollar requested Dent as his opponent, but was ultimately matched up against Team UK’s Andre Winner while Dent took on Team UK’s Ross Pearson.
Dollar was submitted by Winner with a triangle choke in the opening round, while Dent engaged in a three-round battle with Pearson, suffering a unanimous decision loss.
2-1 in his professional MMA career, Dollar was last in action in August, winning by first-round submission. Dent is a UFC veteran, having suffered losses to Roger Huerta in September 2006 and Gleison Tibau in March 2007 in his previous trips to the Octagon, but has won five of his six bouts since, including a second-round submission victory in September in his most-recent fight.
UFC President Dana White announced during a Q&A session with fans on Saturday at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany before the weigh-ins for UFC 99 that the UFC recently extended its deal with Spike TV for The Ultimate Fighter through 14 seasons, with seasons 11 and 12 planned for 2010 and seasons 13 and 14 slated for 2011. White also commented that he expects one of the future seasons to repeat The Ultimate Fighter 9’s “US vs. UK” format.
[Pictured: Cameron Dollar]
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