Mirsad Bektic-Tatsuya Kawajiri, Justin Scoggins-Joby Sanchez Added to ‘TUF 22’ Finale

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 11, 2015
Mirsad Bektic is 3-0 in the UFC. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com

Two contests have been added to "The Ultimate Fighter 22" finale lineup, as Mirsad Bektic will meet Tatsuya Kawajiri at featherweight, while Justin Scoggins will square off against Joby Sanchez in a flyweight tilt.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairings on Thursday evening. The “TUF 22” finale takes place at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Dec. 11 and is headlined by a pivotal 145-pound matchup pitting Frankie Edgar against Chad Mendes.

A highly-regarded prospect out of American Top Team, Bektic is unbeaten in 10 professional fights. The 24-year-old has been victorious in his first three UFC outings, including a second-round TKO of Lucas Martins at UFC Fight Night “Condit vs. Alves” in May.

Kawajiri, a 44-fight veteran who has competed for Pride Fighting Championships, Dream and Shooto over the course of his career, is coming off a unanimous decision triumph against Dennis Siver on June 20. “Crusher” has won seven of his last eight overall and two of three in the Octagon.

The 23-year-old Scoggins recently halted a two-bout skid with a unanimous verdict over Josh Sampo at UFC 187. “Tank” is 3-2 within the promotion overall. After falling to Wilson Reis in his UFC debut, Sanchez garnered a split-decision triumph against Tateki Matsuda in his last outing at UFC Fight Night in Boston on Jan. 18.


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