Bantamweights Brett Johns, Joe Soto to Clash at ‘TUF 26’ Finale on Dec. 1

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 5, 2017


Undefeated Brett Johns will attempt to keep his perfect mark intact when he squares off against Joe Soto at “The Ultimate Fighter 26” finale on Dec. 1.

Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday. The “TUF 26” finale takes place at Park Theatre in Las Vegas and will see the UFC’s first women’s flyweight champion crowned.

Johns improved to 14-0 with a unanimous decision victory over Albert Morales at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16. He debuted in the Octagon by outpointing Kwan Ho Kwak at UFC Fight Night 99. “The Pikey” has finished eight of his triumphs by decision, two by KO/TKO and four via submission.

Soto began his UFC tenure with three straight defeats, including a loss to then bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw as a last-minute replacement in a title bout at UFC 177. Since that rough beginning, the 30-year-old Californian has reeled off three consecutive victories, including a decision win against Rani Yahya in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 106.

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