The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale has a new headliner only days after the first commercial was released for the event as Nate Diaz versus Gray Maynard now adorns the top line. The move was announced by UFC officials late Sunday evening.
The second official, third overall, fight between the two UFC lightweights was moved to the top line after the original headliner, pitting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson against Joe Benavidez, was reassigned late Sunday after an injury to Anthony Pettis.
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale will take place November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The FS1 card will also feature the finals for TUF 18′s women’s and men’s bantamweight tournaments. The show will air live on FOX Sports 1. More bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.
TUF 18 Finale Fight Card:
- Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
- TUF 18 Women’s Bantamweight Final: TBA vs. TBA
- TUF 18 Bantamweight Final: TBA vs. TBA
- Walt Harris vs. Jared Rosholt
- Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani
- Tom Niinimaki vs. Rani Yahya
- Sean Spencer vs. opponent TBA