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Heavyweight Jared Rosholt will make his UFC debut against Walter Harris at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas. Rosholt is a 3 time NCAA Division 1 All American and is currently has the most wins of all heavyweight Oklahoma State university history. Once his brother Jake Rosholt began fighting and made it into the UFC, he made the commitment to do it as well. Rosholt has only been fighting for 2 years, but once he started taking fights he never said no to an opportunity. In fact, Rosholt took his first fight in February of 2011 and before the first week of June was over he was already 4-0. The last three of those fights took place on consecutive weekends.
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Nate Diaz – who will be headlining the TUF 18 Finale opposite Gray Maynard – has stayed relevant in the UFC since winning his season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2007. Not many Ultimate Fighter winners after Nate have been able to have as much success as him, and only one other winner after Diaz did what the 209 native has done, challenge for a championship. Staying relevant and being one of the best fighters in the division are two entirely different things though, and here are the reasons why Nate Diaz will never be a champion.
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The 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter is in the books, and it all comes down to one night for the four men and women left standing. Bantamweights Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy and Davey Grant and Chris Holdsworth will all fight for the six figure UFC contract and the title of The Ultimate Fighter. In the main event, Former Lightweight number one contenders Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz will face off for the third time.
The weigh ins take place at 7:00 PM EST, and as always you can watch them right here. For those of you who can’t view the stream live, we will be bringing you live updates below the video.
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Nate Diaz (156 lbs) vs. Gray Maynard (156 lbs)
Julianna Pena (134 lbs) vs. Jessica Rakoczy* (132 lbs)
Davey Grant (135 lbs) vs. Chris Holdsworth** (136 lbs)
Jessamyn Duke (135.5 lbs) vs. Peggy Morgan (136 lbs)
Roxanne Modafferi (134 lbs) vs. Raquel Pennington (135 lbs)
Maximo Blanco (146 lbs) vs. Akira Corassani (146 lbs)
Tom Niinimaki (145 lbs) vs. Rani Yahya (145.5 lbs)
Walter Harris (244 lbs) vs. Jared Rosholt (240 lbs)
Drew Dober (171 lbs) vs. Sean Spencer (170 lbs)
Ryan Benoit (126 lbs) vs. Joshua Sampo (127.5 lbs)
*The Ultimate Fighter 18 women’s tournament final
**The Ultimate Fighter 18 men’s tournament final
According to multiple reports, UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger has been injured and forced out of UFC Fight Night 34. Ellenberger was scheduled to face Tarec Saffiedine in the main event, but UFC officials have now confirmed that Saffiedine will now face Hyun Gyu Lim. The bout will remain a five round main event. Lim is riding a seven fight winning streak headed into the card, and all seven of those bouts were finished before the third round. His most recent wins comes by way of a Technical Knockout win over Pascal Krauss at UFC 164.
UFC Fight Night 34 takes place on January 4 at the Marina Bay Sands in Marina Bay, Singapore. This will be the UFC’s first fight card in Singapore. This is how the card looks as of right now.
- Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
- Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias
- Luiz Dutra Jr. vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
- Kyung-Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
- Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
- Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes
- Mairbek Taisumov vs. Tae Hyun Bang
- Max Holloway vs. Will Chope
- Royston Wee vs. Dave Galera
— UFC News (@UFCNews) November 29, 2013