UFC lightweight fighter Leonard Garcia has informed The Fight Network that he will be fighting on the live season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 5 on June 23.
Garcia debuted at UFC 69, losing to Roger Huerta in a close match. A product of Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico, Garcia has a great deal of potential.
Garcia did not know his opponent as of yet but whoever he fights, expect him to appear on the non-televised portion of the card. The televised portion appears set with B.J. Penn and Jens Pulver set to fight in the main event, Marlon Sims vs. Noah Thomas in their “grudge match”, and of course the lightweight tournament final. If a fourth match is shown, I sure hope it’s a third place bout between the two fighters that lost in the semifinals.