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TUF 17 Finale date announced

The next installment of The Ultimate Fighter kicks off in the upcoming weeks, but today it was announced that the finale episode of the show will take place on April 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

This season, the cast consists of middleweights.

Two weeks after the reality shows finale episode, the two head coaches will square off with one another at UFC 159 in New Jersey.

Eddie Alvarez’s potential contract revealed

It is no secret that Eddie Alvarez is in a bit of a contract war between his former employer at Bellator and the UFC.

Should he sign with the UFC, he could receive an immediate title shot in March along with an eight-fight deal and profit from pay-per-views.  His pay check would start at $70,000 to show and the same amount as a win bonus, with $5,000 raises with each victory all the way until it tops off at $210,000.   Additionally, he would receive a $250,000 signing bonus.

But that isn’t all.  Alvarez would get $1 for every pay-per-view buy between 200,000 and 400,000, $2 for every buy between 400,000 and 600,000, and $2.50 for any buy higher than that.

And for additional exposure, the former Bellator lightweight champion would get at least one fight on a UFC on Fox card.

While Bellator cannot compete with the last two conditions to the contract, they did match the money that the UFC offered strictly for fighting.

Legacy Fighting Championship 19 to host flyweight title fight

On April 12, Legacy Fighting Championships will host a flyweight title fight between champion Will Campuzano and Allen Nascimento.

Also at the event, Junior Assuncao will make his promotional debut, along with a bantamweight fight between Matt Hobar and Nelson Salas, with the winner of the fight getting the next shot at Angel Huerta’s title.

Sean Spencer is scheduled to take on Roy Spoon, and Ryan Benoit will fight Eli Tamez.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Photo: Chael Sonnen (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.