UFC confirms TUF 13 Finale venue and main event
UFC® RETURNS TO THE PALMS IN LAS VEGAS ON JUNE 4 WITH THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE
ANTHONY PETTIS vs. CLAY GUIDA
JEREMY STEPHENS vs. JONATHAN BROOKINS
RENAN BARAO vs. DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON
PLUS, WELTERWEIGHT BOUT TO DETERMINE WINNER OF SEASON 13 OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER From the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. Saturday, June 4
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. PT
Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 4 with a stacked card headlined by a pivotal lightweight clash between Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida. The winner of this highly-anticipated bout is expected to emerge as a top contender to the UFC lightweight title.
If that wasn’t enough, the June 4 event will crown the welterweight winner of season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter®. Other bouts confirmed for this card include a lightweight collision between The Ultimate Fighter® season 12 winner Jonathan Brookins and tested veteran Jeremy Stephens, as well as an exciting bantamweight fight between rising stars Renan Barao and Demetrious Johnson.
“Anthony Pettis and Clay Guida both want to prove that they deserve the next shot at the lightweight title,” UFC President Dana White said.
“Pettis comes in to the UFC with a lot of hype. He was the last WEC lightweight champion and became a superstar after landing that incredible kick off the cage against Ben Henderson. But this is the toughest fight of his career. Clay Guida is a gritty, in-your-face fighter who has put together a really impressive winning streak. This is a fight I can’t wait to see.”
Tickets for The Ultimate Fighter® Finale go on sale Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. PT and will be priced at $375.00, $250.00 and $150.00. Tickets will be available at the Pearl box office, online at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices do not include service charges.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event on Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m. PT via the website ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, March 24 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through ufc.com. The Ultimate Fighter® Finale will be televised nationally live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Among the most dynamic strikers in all of mixed martial arts, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc./ 11-1) grabbed international headlines in December when he landed one of the most-gravity defying kicks of all-time against then-champion Ben Henderson.
Propelling himself off the cage, Pettis landed the “Showtime” kick en route to becoming the last WEC lightweight champion. A winner of four straight, the 24-year-old now enters the hallowed UFC Octagon® with his sights set on earning a shot at the UFC lightweight title.