A pair of “TUF Live” cast members will meet in the Octagon this December as John Cofer and Mike Rio will square off at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. The bout is expected to take place on either the FX or Facebook preliminary cards. The UFC announced the matchup yesterday.
Cofer earned a “Fight of the Night” bonus for his slugfest with Justin Lawrence at the “TUF Live” finale this past June. Rio will be making his official UFC debut after his sting on “TUF Live.” Rio had hoped to debut on the June finale but broken ribs sustained on the show in his bout with Andy Ogle.
Heavyweights, and TUF 16 coaches, Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will headline the December 15 finale. The card will also feature the “TUF 16” tournament final. The card will take place at “The Joint” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.