Dhiego Lima-Eddie Gordon, Corey Anderson-Matt Van Buren Set for ‘TUF 19’ Finale

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 2, 2014
Dhiego Lima will face Eddie Gordon at the “TUF 19” finale. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

The middleweight and light heavyweight finals for Season 19 of “The Ultimate Fighter” are set.

Dhiego Lima will square off with Eddie Gordon at 185 pounds, while Corey Anderson will meet Matt Van Buren at 205 pounds. Both bouts will be featured on the main card of the "The Ultimate Fighter 19" finale, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Sunday and is headlined by a featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn.

In addition, a light heavyweight clash between “TUF 19” cast members Dan Spohn and Patrick Walsh has been added to the evening’s preliminary bill.

The younger brother of Bellator welterweight king Douglas Lima, Dhiego Lima has been victorious in nine of 10 professional appearances. He will make his official Octagon debut riding a three-fight winning streak. A member of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, Gordon has competed primarily for the New Jersey-based Ring of Combat organization, posting a 6-1 record in seven pro outings.

Anderson, 24, entered the “TUF” house with two bouts’ professional experience. He has stopped both of his foes via first-round TKO. Van Buren, meanwhile, went .500 in four Bellator appearances from 2011 to 2012. “Gutter” fights out of the Alliance MMA camp in California.


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