Bantamweight Battle Added To TUF 26 Finale


A bantamweight division attraction has been added to the upcoming UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale as Brett Johns is in action against Joe Soto.

Johns (14-0-0) has already earned a pair of victories under the UFC banner, with those victories coming over the duo of Kwan Ho Kwak and Albert Morales. Johns also held the Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title and the Titan Fighting Championships Bantamweight Title, but he gave up both belts when he signed with the UFC. Johns has seen his last three fights go the distance and it has been over two years since the last time the fighter got a finish.

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Soto (18-5-0) enters the fight on the strength of a three fight winning streak, with those wins coming over Chris Beal, Marco Beltran and Rani Yahya. Soto has previously challenged for the UFC Bantamweight Title, losing to then champion TJ Dillashaw at UFC 177. Soto is a former Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Champion, defeating fellow UFC fighter Terrion Ware to win the gold in August 2014.

UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale takes place on Friday, December 1 from the Park Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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