The main event will feature two of the welterweight division’s top strikers as ninth-ranked Jake Ellenberger
(30-9, fighting out of Lake Forest, Calif.) clashes with standup sensation Stephen
(10-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.). Ellenberger has 20 knockouts including 13 first-round finishes on his resume, in addition to a stellar wrestling pedigree to help in
countering Thompson’s 52-0 professional kickboxing record.
Additionally, hard-hitting No. 15 lightweight contender Jorge Masvidal
(28-9, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) will move up to welterweight and welcome The Ultimate Fighter Brazil
season 1 winner, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Cezar “Mutante ” Ferreira
(9-4, fighting out of Belo Horizonte, Brazil) to the 170- pound division.
Also, former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson
(12-4, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) will make her promotional debut against The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned
competitor Angela Magana
(11-7, fighting out of Phuket, Thailand).
Also scheduled for the card:
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change
. Tickets for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: AMERICAN TOP TEAM vs. BLACKZILIANS
on sale Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $178, $128, $93, and $78. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.
Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call (888) 929-7849. Tickets also are available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 28 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: AMERICAN TOP TEAM vs. BLACKZILIANS
will air live
on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Sunday, July 12, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.