The Ultimate Fighter Live’s Sam Sicilia is slated to square off with Maximo Blanco this April at the TUF 17 Finale. The bout will take place on the evening’s preliminary card. UFC officials announced the matchup earlier in the week.
Sam Sicilia is looking to get back on track after a loss to Rony “Jason” Bezerra in his featherweight debut at UFC 153. Sicilia is 1-1 since the UFC reality show. His opponent, Maximo Blanco, is looking for his first win since 2010 when squares off with Sicilia. The Venezuelan fighter lost a split decision to Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut at UFC 145.
A pairing of former WEC standouts Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen will anchor a solid finale for this season of The Ultimate Fighter. The evening’s main card is set to feature a bout between between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano. The card will take place April 13 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
TUF 17 Fight Card:
- Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen
- TUF 17 Final: TBD vs. TBD
- Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
- Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Cole Miller vs. Bart Palaszewki
- Daniel Pineda vs. Justin Lawrence
- Sam Sicilia vs. Maximo Blanco