Both Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will be represented in The Ultimate Fighter semifinals, as the matches have been finalized. Jon Manley defeated Team Carwin teammate Joey Rivera, while Mike Ricci downed Michael Hill.
The semifinals will feature teammates Manley and Colton Smith battling, while Ricci tangles with Neil Magny. The winners will meet on December 15 at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale from Las Vegas.
Both Carwin and Nelson saw their fighters go 6-6 this past season. With the semifinals featuring teammate battles, there will be a Carwin-Nelson fighter each in the finale.
The two heavyweights, however, will not be squaring off as originally planned after Carwin suffered a knee injury. In his place will be Matt Mitrione to meet “Big Country.”