T.U.F. Line-up


April 9, 2005

Spike TV


LAS VEGAS - The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced that tickets are priced at $350, $250 and

$150 for the live Saturday, April 9, Spike TV telecast of the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter reality

show. Tickets are available at the Cox Pavilion box office on the campus of UNLV, all UNLV ticket outlets,

including The Galleria at Sunset, Meadows Mall, Boulevard Mall, all Station Casinos hotel/casinos and

Fiesta hotel/casinos and at www.unlvtickets.com. Tickets also may be ordered by telephone at (866)

388-3267 toll free, or in Las Vegas at (702) 739-3267. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.


Spike TV and the UFC will present an eight-fight card with preliminary bouts starting at 3:30 p.m. PST at

Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus. The live telecast of the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter, pitting the

middleweight and light heavyweight finalists will start at 6:00 p.m. PST. A special attraction of the live show

will be a light heavyweight battle between UFC legend and Hall of Fame member Ken Shamrock and fast-

rising UFC star Rich Franklin.


The middleweight and light heavyweight finalists for The Ultimate Fighter will be determined on the last

regular telecast of the series, which airs at 11 p.m. EDT on Monday on Spike TV.


Shamrock (26-8-2 in mixed martial arts) from San Diego, Calif., is coming off a first-round knockout of Kimo

last June 19 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. "The World's Most Dangerous Man" is recognized as one of the

world's top mixed martial arts fighters and was selected one of the two charter members, along with Royce

Gracie, of the UFC Hall of Fame in December 2003.


Franklin (18-1-0) is recognized as one of the UFC's most well-rounded fighters. In his last UFC fight, the

unassuming high school math teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, defeated highly-rated Jorge Rivera by tap out

from a powerful arm bar in October in Atlantic City, N.J.


Line-up so far:
Middleweight Final

Diego Sanchez vs. Kenny Florian


Featured Bout

Ken Shamrock vs. Rich Franklin

Non-televised preliminary bouts:

Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Sanford

Chris Leben vs. Jason Thacker

Lodune Sincaid vs. Nate Quarry

Alex Karalexis vs. Josh Rafferty



- News release from the UFC website with some editing from us (color, some highlights, etc...)


card subject to change