TUF 9 Finale Preview: The Main Card

Main Card

Jun 18, 2009
After another season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” all we’re left with is a piercing headache and a distinct appreciation for Michael Bisping’s first-aid skills. That and Ross Pearson’s willingness to let someone with no medical training pop his shoulder back in place.

Thankfully, this year’s consolation prize is particularly meaty. This Saturday’s TUF 9 finale card from the Pearl in Las Vegas features not only the coronation of new lightweight and welterweight Ultimate Fighters but a trio of main card bouts that mean something to people who’d rather taxidermy themselves than sit through a reality show. The main event alone makes the never-ending season recaps we’ll have to endure worth it, as Diego Sanchez will look to keep his lightweight ledger sterling against carpenter turned Cro-Magnon Clay Guida.

Throw in another lightweight scrap starring Stockton’s own Nate Diaz against fellow Californian Joe Stevenson and an early Fight of the Night favorite pitting firefighting fighter Chris Lytle against the mass of intestinal fortitude that is Kevin Burns. Before all that goes down, though, get your knowledge update and fight pick fix all in one.
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