The Ultimate Fighter 25 season is reaching its ending, and Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje are set to fight on the main-card from Las Vegas. Gaethje is putting his 17-0 record on the line versus Johnson as an underdog by a slim margin. Other significant card events consist of Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose and Dhiego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor. Regardless of Gaethje’s remarkable record, Johnson is seen to have the edge in the majority of major categories, however with 82 percent of Gaethje’s battles ending in KO/TKOs, the hope is that he can end the battle rapidly enough for tiredness to not be a concern. It will likewise be Gaethje’s first fight in UFC after making the jump from the now defunct World Series of Fighting.
Diakiese is yet to lose a battle in the UFC circuit, whereas Klose has had only one fight with UFC, a win by consentaneous choice back in January. Diakiese is a heavy favorite in his battle. When it comes to the centerpiece matchup, this will not be Johnson’s first time reaching The Ultimate Fighter finale. Back in 2010, he made it to the final fight before losing by unanimous decision to Jonathan Brookins. Ever since, he has actually struggled to discover his footing, however is planning to get his balance back on Friday versus the solid Gaethje.
Here is the complete TUF 25 Finale Fight Card
Michael Johnson vs. Justin Gaethje
FOX Sports 1 Co-Main Event:
Dhiego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor
FOX Sports 1 Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose.
Jared Cannonier vs. Nick Roehrick.
Brad Tavares vs. Elias Theodorou.
Marcel Fortuna vs. Jordan Johnson.
FOX Sports 1 Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET)
Tom Gallicchio vs. James Krause.
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder.
C.B. Dollaway vs. Ed Herman.
Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd.
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET)
Teruto Ishihara vs. Gray Maynard.
Juliana Lima vs. Tecia Torres.