Jason Dent. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Spike TV today announced two additional bouts that have finalized the complete fight card for “The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K. Finale” that will take place this Saturday night at the Pearl at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.
Both fights will feature cast members from the recently finished ninth season. Fan-favorite Frank Lester will battle British prospect Nick Osipczak while winless UFC veteran Jason Dent will take on controversial teammate Cameron Dollar.
The event will be headlined by an anticipated lightweight matchup between Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida. Past “Ultimate Fighter” winners Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz will also clash on the main card.
On the show, Lester defeated Kiel Reid via first-round TKO to earn a spot in the “TUF” house, but was eliminated by James Wilks in the sixth week of the show courtesy of a second-round submission. After UFC President Dana White deemed American welterweight Jason Pierce not fit to fight, Lester was brought back into the competition where he defeated Dave Faulkner before falling to Wilks in a rematch via unanimous decision.
Osipczak knocked out both Tommy Maguire and Mark Miller before falling to welterweight finalist DaMarques Johnson on the reality show. Outside of “TUF”, Osipczak sports a 3-0 professional record, his last win coming over Geoff Hayes at ZT Fight Night 12 in August of last year.
Dent came into the show being the only fighter with prior UFC experience that actually made it into the house. Dent dropped unanimous decision in consecutive bouts to Roger Huerta and Gleison Tibau back at UFC 63 and UFC 68 respectively. On the show, Dent defeated Robert Browning and Jeff Lawson before falling to Ross Pearson in the semifinals.
Dollar knocked off Tom Hayden and Martin Stapleton on the show before being submitted by highly touted British welterweight Andre Winner. Elsewhere, Dollar holds a 2-1 pro record, his last fight being a first-round submission of Luke Holdorf at an Elite Fighting Extreme show last summer.
The complete fight card for the event is as follows:
Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida
DaMarques Johnson vs. James Wilks
Chris Lytle vs. Kevin Burns
Ross Pearson vs. Andre Winner
Joe Stevenson vs. Nate Diaz
Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau
Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia
Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Tomasz Drwal
Nick Osipczak vs. Frank Lester
Jason Dent vs. Cameron Dollar
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