The loser of tonight’s Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale main event between middleweights Kendall Grove and Evan Tanner will likely be sent packing from the UFC according to Yahoo Sports:
“[Tanner and Grove] have been told their UFC career is likely on the line.
Both fighters have essentially been told by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva that the loser is likely out of the UFC. Itâ€™s not a hard-and-fast edict, as if they have a great fight, the loser is likely to stay. And with injuries frequent and shows constantly being added to the schedule, both are still name fighters and could always get the call to come back.”
Tanner (32-7), a former UFC middleweight champion, has lost three of his last four including a TKO loss to Yushin Okami in March in his comeback bout.
Grove (8-5), the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 3 middleweight tournament, has lost back-to-back fights to Patrick Cote and Jorge Rivera after winning his first three UFC bouts.
MMAFrenzy.com will have live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale tonight beginning at 7pm ET.