Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/2/12

Shane Carwin’s (Pictured) banged up knee will not prevent the former interim heavyweight champ from facing Roy Nelson at “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.” As expected, the opposing TUF coaches will collide inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

“Roy Nelson has gotten under Shane Carwin’s skin all season and Shane’s ready to try to knock him out,” UFC president Dana White said. “I don’t expect this one to go the distance. Roy and Shane were civil to each other on ‘TUF,’ but they can’t stand each other and after having to spend six weeks together, Shane said he can’t wait to knock Roy out.

“These two are both known for having heavy hands. Chances are someone is getting knocked out.”

In addition to the 265-pound affair, five other scraps were confirmed. Mike Pyle vs. James Head, Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger, Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel, Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana and Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius were all announced for the December 15th festivities.

In addition, the two welterweight finalists from this season of the long-running reality series will battle for a six-figure UFC contract in the event.

Tickets for the show go on sale next week.

FX will broadcast the night’s featured fights live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here is the card’s updated lineup:

Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius

Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana

Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel

Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger

Mike Pyle vs. James Head

TUF 16 welterweight finalist #1 vs. TUF 16 welterweight finalist #2

Roy Nelson vs. Shane Carwin

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bill Belichick: Brandon Weeden 'can make all the throws'

Chip Kelly: Eagles coaching staff to blame for slow start

Tom Brady: I don't care about Greg Hardy's personal feelings

Report: Odell Beckham Jr. fined for punching Bills safety

Tannehill admits to beefing with practice squad players

Arian Foster to have increased workload against Colts


Rob Gronkowski will go off if Sean Lee can’t play

Roddy White backs off criticism of role in Falcons offense

David Blatt: Kevin Love to fully practice for first time Saturday

Woodson: Manning interception 'has eluded me for 18 years'

Johnny Manziel's grandfather's lake house burns down

Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Warriors take next step in effort to build San Francisco arena

Greg Hardy: Ready to come out ‘guns blazing’ post-suspension

Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

NHL hockey is back and that’s awesome

Jake Arrieta's sweet ... sinker?

10 matchups to watch during NFL Week 5

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker