LAS VEGAS, NEV.,- Spike TV and the UFC will present an eight-fight
card with preliminary bouts starting at 3:30 p.m. PST at Cox
Pavilion on the UNLV campus. The live telecast of the final episode
of The Ultimate Fighter, pitting the middleweight and light
heavyweight finalists will start at 6:00 p.m. PST. A special
attraction of the live show will be a light heavyweight battle
between UFC legend and Hall of Fame member Ken Shamrock and fast-rising UFC star
The light heavyweight finalists for The Ultimate Fighter will be
determined on the last regular telecast of the series, which airs
at 11 p.m. EDT on Monday on Spike TV.
Shamrock (26-8-2 in mixed martial arts) from San Diego, Calif., is
coming off a first-round knockout of Kimo last June 19 at Mandalay
Bay in Las Vegas. "The World's Most Dangerous Man" is recognized as
one of the world's top mixed martial arts fighters and was selected
one of the two charter members, along with Royce Gracie, of the UFC Hall of
Fame in December 2003.
Franklin (18-1-0) is recognized as one of the UFC's most
well-rounded fighters. In his last UFC fight, the unassuming high
school math teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, defeated highly-rated
Jorge Rivera by tap out
from a powerful arm bar in October in Atlantic City, N.J.
Look for UFC's reality television show The Ultimate Fighter at 11
p.m. EST each Monday on Spike TV. Follow 16 fighters as they train,
workout and live together. At the end of each week, one fighter
from each of the two teams must fight in the Octagon® to avoid
being kicked out of the UFC Training CenterTM until only two remain
in each of the two weight divisions. In the end, The Ultimate
FighterTM will be decided by a competition match -- a head-to-head
fight to the finish inside the Octagon.