The First fight for The Ultimate Fighter: Rousey Vs Tate Finale has been announced. Lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard will meet for the third time! The two first met as contestants on the fifth season of TUF, and it was Diaz who submitted Maynard and advanced on to the finals where he won over Manny Gamburyan. The two would meet again at UFC Fight Night: Maynard Vs Diaz in 2010, and it was Maynard who earned a split decision that many felt could go either way. With the two tied up, they will now break the tie.
Diaz is looking to rebound after two straight losses. After losing to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson in their championship fight, Diaz went on to fight Josh Thompson where he was finished by strikes late in the second round. Maynard is also looking to rebound from a loss, as he was defeated by TJ Grant just two minutes into their fight.
The Ultimate Fighter: Rousey Vs Tate Finale takes place Saturday November 30, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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