The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale Weigh-In
All 24 fighters competing on the card for tomorrow night’s finale for season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter weighed in successfully earlier on Friday.
The main event will see the UFC flyweight championship on the line, as longtime champion Demetrious Johnson defends against the winner of this season’s The Ultimate Fighter, Tim Elliott.
Johnson has been virtually unstoppable since he competed in and won a tournament to determine the inaugural UFC flyweight champion. Johnson currently rides a 10-fight win streak — which includes eight consecutive title defenses and five performance bonuses — and he has not lost a bout since challenging for the bantamweight title on Oct. 1, 2011. It’s safe to say he has run through the division.
This season of The Ultimate Fighter was special, as it saw 16 champions from various MMA organizations compete not only for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a six-figure contract, but also for the right to challenge Johnson. Elliott, who entered as the flyweight champion for Titan FC and won the tournament, has previous UFC experience. Between 2012 and 2015, he went 2-4 and was a Fight of the Night recipient once. After three consecutive losses, however, he was cut by the UFC, but bounced back in Titan by the organization’s inaugural flyweight champion in his first bout and making two title defenses before joining The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale Main Card (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)
UFC flyweight championship: (c) Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Tim Elliott (125)
Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. Henry Cejudo (125.5)
Jake Ellenberger (170.25) vs. Jorge Masvidal (171)
Jared Cannonier (204) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205.5)
Alexis Davis (134.75) vs. Sara McMann (135.5)
Ryan Benoit (125.5) vs. Brandon Moreno (126)
The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Ryan Hall (145) vs. Gray Maynard (145.5)
Rob Font (135.5) vs. Matt Schnell (135.5)
“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (155.5) vs. Brendan O’Reilly (155)
Kailin Curran (116) vs. Jamie Moyle (115)
The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Elvis Mutapcic (185) vs. Anthony Smith (185.5)
Devin Clark (205.5) vs. Josh Stansbury (204.5)