UFC fleshes out cards for Ultimate Fighter finale and UFC 102

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Melvin Guillard, Gleison Tibau, Mike Ciesnolevicz and Brad Blackburn will feature in Saturday's finale to Season 9 of "The Ultimate Fighter."
The main event at The Palms in Las Vegas pits Diego Sanchez against Clay Guida, while Joe (Daddy) Stevenson meets Nate Diaz in another lightweight bout.
There will also be lightweight and welterweight finals to the reality TV show. Andre Winner takes on Ross Pearson in an all-British 155-pound final while American DeMarques Johnson's welterweight opponent will be revealed in the episode that airs Wednesday night when American Frank Lester tackles Britain's James Wilks.
Guillard meets Tibau in a lightweight matchup, Blackburn takes on unbeaten welterweight Edgar Garcia in his UFC debut and Ciesnolevicz fights light-heavyweight Tomasz Drwal.
In a previously announced fight, veteran welterweight Chris (Lights Out) Lytle takes on Kevin Burns.
Light-heavyweights Keith (The Dean of Mean) Jardine and Thiago Silva will look to bounce back from losses when they meet at UFC 102 on Aug. 29 in Portland, Ore.
Chris (The Crippler) Leben also returns from a loss - and drug suspension - at the Rose Garden against Jake Rosholt. Leben was last seen at UFC 89 last October when he lost to Michael Bisping.
Light-heavyweight Brandon (The Truth) Vera meets Matt (the Hammer) Hamill while Nate Marquardt takes on Demian Maia in a middleweight bout that doubtless moves the winner close to a title shot.
James (The Sandman) Irvin moves down to middleweight to face Wilson Gouveia. Irvin has not fought since being knocked out by Anderson Silva last July at 205 pounds.
In other UFC 102 action, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos looks to make it three wins in a row in the UFC against Justin McCully, light-heavyweight Mark Munoz meets Nick Catone and Evan Dunham faces off against Matt Veach in a battle of unbeaten lightweights.
The fights are on the undercard of the heavyweight showdown between Randy (The Natural) Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Organizations: The Palms

Geographic location: Las Vegas, Britain, Portland, Ore. Rose Garden

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