Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.
Tonight’s second of three straight nights of action comes to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with bouts airing live on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.
In the main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her strawweight title against top contender Claudia Gadelha.
These two are quite familiar with one another, as Jedrzejczyk scored a split decision in the first meeting. Also, they are coming off a season as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 23.
Speaking of TUF 23, the finals in both the light heavyweight and strawweight tournaments take place this evening.
In the co-main event, Andrew Sanchez takes on Khalil Rountree for the 205-pound title, while Amanda Cooper does battle with Tatiana Suarez in the 115-pound finale.
The FS1 main card also features the Octagon debut of former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks, as he meets former TUF winner Ross Pearson. Rounding out the main card will be Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares and Joaquim Silva vs. Andrew Holbrook.
Four bouts are set for the FS1 prelims, including former UFC title contender Gray Maynard vs. Fernando Bruno. John Moraga, another title contender, meets Matheus Nicolau, TUF 23 fighters Josh Stansbury and Cory Hendricks square off, while Cezar Ferreira-Anthony Smith begins the televised fights.
Two online prelims will feature Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee and Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir.
Now, let the action begin!