Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TUF 9 Finale additions include Blackburn vs. Garcia

Originally posted on MMAjunkie.com

With just four days remaining until Saturday's Spike TV-televised event, The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale has been bolstered with the official additions of three un-aired preliminary bouts.

The match-ups include Melvin Guillard (21-7-2 MMA, 5-3 UFC) vs. Gleison Tibau (17-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC), Mike Ciesnolevicz (17-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Tomasz Drwal (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), and Brad Blackburn (13-9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Edgar Garcia (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale takes place June 20 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.


And in welterweight action, Blackburn, a former IFL fighter, looks to build off his back-to-back UFC victories over James Giboo (TKO) and Ryo Chonan (unanimous decision) when he meets Garcia, a former WEC fighter who joins other refugees from the organization, which closed its 170-pound division. Garcia made an impressive debut during his one-fight stint in the WEC with a 78-second KO of Hiromitsu Miura in January.

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