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Four Castmate Bouts Added to ‘TUF: Live Finale’

Four fights between The Ultimate Fighter: Live castmates have been added to the TUF: Live Finale fight card, which will take place on June 1 at the Pearl at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

First up, the highly-touted Justin Lawrence (3-0) from Team Cruz is slated to take on Team Faber’s John Cofer (7-1) . Lawrence, a favorite to win the tournament, was submitted by Mike Chiesa in an upset during the quarter-finals. Cofer was beaten in the preliminary round by Vinc Pichel, also getting submitted.

Next, Team Cruz’s Myles Jury (9-0) is to meet Team Faber representative Chris Saunders (9-2). Jury found his way out of the tourney in the opening round by coming up on the wrong end of a split decision to Al Iaquinta. Saunders was defeated in the quarter-finals by Vinc Pichel, losing a majority decision.

Team Faber fighter and PRIDE FC vet Cristiano Marcello (12-3) will take on highly-regarded Team Cruz member Sam Sicilia (10-0). Marcello was knocked out by Justin Lawrence in the opening round; Sicilia was also defeated in the opening round, losing a split decision to Chris Saunders.

Finally, Team Cruz’s Chris Tickle (7-4) will fight Daron Cruickshank (10-2) from Team Faber. Tickle and Cruickshank both lost in the tournament’s opening round and were both finished, losing to Joe Proctor by submission and James Vick by knockout, respectively.

Check out the current lineup for the TUF: Live Finale:

Main Card (FX)

  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann
  • “TUF” finalist No. 1 vs. finalist No. 2

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)

  • Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling
  • Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer
  • Myles Jury vs. Chris Saunders
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Chris Tickle
  • Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia
  • John Albert vs. Erik Perez

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