Report: Matt Bessette Faces Steven Peterson At TUF 27 Finale


A pair of featherweight competitors are set to clash at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale according to Nolan King of MMA Today as Matt Bessette faces Steven Peterson.

Bessette (22-8-0-1NC) is currently winless under the UFC banner, having dropped a bout to Enrique Barzola by unanimous decision at UFC 220. Bessette also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 1, battling Kurt Holobaugh to a no contest. Bessette also competed a total of nine times in Bellator MMA, where he defeated UFC veteran Diego Nunes by split decision at Bellator 110.

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Peterson (16-7-0) is also winless thus far through his UFC journey, dropping a bout to Brandon Davis at UFC Fight Night Austin. Peterson also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 7, suffering a split decision loss to Benito Lopez. Peterson has previously challenged for the Legacy Fighting Alliance Bantamweight Title, losing to Leandro Higo by unanimous decision at LFA 1.

UFC Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale takes place on Friday, July 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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