The UFC is ready to crown its newest Ultimate Fighter seasonal champion on Saturday night with finalists Jonathan Brookins and Michael Johnson squaring off in hopes of hoisting the trademark trophy above their head in the end. Joining the TUF 12 competitors, Season 3 winner Kendall Grove faces one of the stiffest tests of his career in the form of brilliant BJJer Demian Maia and fearless scrapper Stephan Bonnar takes on Igor Pokrajac. Also in action, TUF 12 finalist Nam Phan faces former WEC featherweight title-contender Leonard Garcia at 145 pounds.
Nearly all of the evening’s fighters made weight, with the exception of Nick Pace. According to a UFC official, Pace declined to try and cut the additional weight and as such he will be fined 20% of his purse and what was to be the UFC’s first bantamweight bout will now be at a catchweight instead.
According to Joe Rogan, the Ultimate Fighter tournament finals will serve as the evening’s main event.
Here is a rundown of TUF 12 Finale weigh-in results as they unfold live in Las Vegas:
Dave Branch (185 lbs) vs. Rich Attonito (185 lbs)
Fredson Paixao (145 lbs) vs. Pablo Garza (146 lbs)
Nick Pace (138 lbs)* vs. Will Campuzano (136 lbs)
Kyle Watson (156 lbs) vs. Sako Chivitchian (156 lbs)
Ian Loveland (145 lbs) vs. Tyler Toner (146 lbs)
Cody McKenzie (154 lbs) vs. Aaron Wilkinson (155 lbs)
Leonard Garcia (145 lbs) vs. Nam Phan (146 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (171 lbs) vs. Rick Story (170 lbs)
Demian Maia (186 lbs) vs. Kendall Grove (186 lbs)
Stephan Bonnar (205 lbs) vs. Igor Pokrajac (205 lbs)
Jonathan Brookins (154 lbs) vs. Michael Johnson (156 lbs)
*Pace came in 2 pounds over and will forfeit 20% of his purse.