On Friday, the UFC announced a lightweight matchup between striker standouts Daron Cruickshank and KJ Noons has officially beed added to The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale is December.

Cruickshank (16-5), a TUF 15 alumni, was last seen earning a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 54 earlier this month. Prior to this win, ‘The Detroit Superstar’ saw his two fight win streak snapped at the hands of Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 12 in July. He will enter this bout with a UFC record of 6-3.

Noons (13-7), a former EliteXC champion, will enter this bout riding a two fight streak, with his last performance being a first round knockout over Sam Stout at the TUF Nations Finale in April. Prior to this recent hot steak. The man known as ‘King’  had lost five of six, including unanimous decision loss in his UFC debut against Donald Cerrone at UFC 167 last November. He will enter this bout with nine career knockout victories.

The Ultimate Fighter 20 is currently scheduled to take place at the the Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas on Dec. 12. The main event will serve as the finale of the TUF 20 women’s strawweight tournament.

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