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Three Bouts Added To TUF 23 Finale Lineup

Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale

Three fights in three different weight classes were recently announced for the upcoming Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale card.

Set for July 8 in Las Vegas as part of “International Fight Week,” the event showcases Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha for the strawweight title.

Added to the lineup were bouts pitting Ross Pearson against James Krause, Scott Askham vs. Anthony Smith and Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir.

Krause (23-7) has gone 4-3 over his 11-fight UFC career, while Pearson (19-10) is a former TUF winner and owns 11 Octagon victories. Askham (14-2) has split his two UFC bouts, with Smith (25-11) returning recently to even his mark at 1-1.

Jingliang (10-4) and Zafir (7-2) are a combined 1-3 with the promotion.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Strawweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Claudia Gadelha

Lightweight: James Krause vs. Ross Pearson

Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Anthony Smith

Welterweight: Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir