Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com's live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale: Edgar vs. Mendes weigh-ins from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada kicking off at 5 PM eastern time. The event airs on Friday on FS1 at 10 PM eastern time. Preliminary card action kicks off on FS1 at 8 PM eastern time. This continues the biggest week in UFC history in Las Vegas and the conclusion of the 22nd US version of the reality show.
The event will be headlined by a five-round bout in the UFC featherweight division as former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar takes on former title challenger Chad Mendes in a highly anticipated bout that could determine the next challenger. The event also features the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 22 as Artem Lobov takes on replacement Ryan Hall, who fills in for Saul Rogers, who was forced out due to visa issues. Also on the card is a pivotal bout in the lightweight division as Edson Barboza takes on Tony Ferguson, winner of six straight fights.
MAIN CARD (FS1- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT):
Frankie Edgar (145.5) vs. Chad Mendes (146)
Artem Lobov (155) vs. Ryan Hall (155) - TUF 22 Lightweight Finale
Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Tony Ferguson (156)
Joe Lauzon (155.5) vs. Evan Dunham (156)
Tatsuya Kawajiri (146) vs. Jason Knight (145)
Julian Erosa (155) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT):
Gabriel Gonzaga (263) vs. Konstantin Erokhin (230)
Ryan LaFlare (171) vs. Mike Pierce (170.5)
Joby Sanchez (126) vs. Geane Herrera (125)
Chris Gruetzemacher (156) vs. Abner Lloveras (155)
*No one had any issues making weight and everything was very cordial when it came to the staredowns.