The UFC and Spike TV have just announced that a light heavyweight scrap between Keith Jardine and Matt Hamill will headline The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale on June 19th.
“Matt Hamill versus Keith Jardine is a battle between two fan favorites known for exciting fights,” said UFC President Dana White. “Hamill is a powerful wrestler and Jardine an unorthodox striker but both have shown knockout power. Both of these fighters know that they need to win this fight to continue on their way up the light heavyweight ranks.”
Jardine owns a respectable 15-7-1 professional record, however has fallen on tough times as he’s lost his last three bouts. Although he has come up dry in his last few outings, they have come against some of the stiffest competition in the division in Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Thiago Silva and Ryan Bader, respectively.
Fans last saw Hamill posting a controversial disqualification win over up-and-coming superstar Jon Jones after “Bones” landed a devastating, yet illegal, north-south elbow to Hamill’s head that prevented him from continuing the fight.
The TUF 11 Finale will be held inside the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.