A battle of old school vs. new school has been booked for December 3 at the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, as longtime veteran Yves Edwards will take on Ultimate Fighter 13 winner Tony Ferguson as part of a main card featuring the crowning of two new TUF champs and a clash between coaches and Jason Miller.
The UFC revealed the rumble earlier today through their website.
Edwards, who made his Octagon debut when Ferguson was still in high school, is coming off a big win from a few weeks ago at against Rafaello Oliveira and holds an overall record of 41-17-1. Also impressive, the well-rounded Texan has finished 32 of the opponents he’s beaten including 15 TKOs and 17 submissions.
Though Ferguson may only boast a quarter of Edwards’ experience, “El Cucuy” has looked impressive in both of his UFC outings with his most recent bout resulting in an injury-based TKO of Aaron Riley in September after breaking his jaw in the first round of action.
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MMATraining Take: This is an excellent match-up and should be a great litmus test for Ferguson’s skill-level. Edwards is a tough draw for anyone with a number of significant wins on his record including a knockout of former Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson. Between this bout, the bantamweight/featherweight finals, and Bisping/Miller the show appears to be shaping up as one of the best in TUF Finale history.