Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV has scheduled the finale bout at Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, Jun. 20th, 2009 03:00 PM. It will feature two matches between each of the finalists of the lightweight and welterweight competition to determine who will become this season’s Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom is the ninth installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter, began production in January 2009, and began airing on Spike on April 1, 2009. The season features Lightweight fighters (146-155 lb) and Welterweight fighters (156-170 lb). In order to be considered for the show, a fighter had to have competed in at least three professional bouts prior to the tryouts in October 2008.
UFC Middleweight fighter Michael Bisping serves as one of the two coaches. The other coach is Dan Henderson. Henderson earned his place as a coach at UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson by defeating Rich Franklin.