Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Johnson vs. Burns II featured at TUF 8 Finale


Originally posted on MMAjunkie.com

A previously reported rematch between Anthony Johnson (5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Kevin Burns (7-1 MMA, 2-0) will be a featured bout at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale in December, Spike TV today announced.

Additionally, officials have confirmed a previously reported middleweight fight between Jason MacDonald (21-10 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Wilson Gouveia (11-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the night's co-feature.

The event takes place Dec. 13 at the The Palms Las Vegas and airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

The event will also crown lightweight and light heavyweight winners from the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter." The reality show, which features a team headed by UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira versus a team led by former champ Frank Mir, currently airs Wednesday nights on Spike TV.

Tickets for The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale, which range from $150 to $350, are now on sale.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the Johnson-Burns rematch in September. During their original meeting at a July 19 UFC Fight Night event, referee Steve Mazzagatti repeatedly warned Burns about eye pokes, and a final third-round poke crumpled Johnson to the mat. Mazzagatti did not initially see the illegal strike, and Burns was awarded the TKO victory.

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