An interesting lightweight battle between former TUF champions Nate Diaz and Joe Stevenson has been added to TUF 9 Finale in June. The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale is scheduled to take place on June 20th in Las Vegas.
Diaz will be looking to bounce back from his first loss in the UFC. The TUF 5 winner dropped a very close split decision to Clay Guida at UFC 94 back in January. Before the loss to Guida, Diaz had won five straight bouts for the organization.
Stevenson has endured a tough 1-3 stretch as of late and the fight with Diaz could be his last in the UFC if he loses. During the tough stretch, The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner suffered defeats to current UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn in January 2008 and again to current no. 1 contender Kenny Florian in November 2008. Stevenson’s most recent loss was to Diego Sanchez at UFC 95.