Russell Doane vs Jerrod Sanders Bantamweight Duel Added to “TUF 21” Finale

Russell Doane (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to battle Jerrod Sanders (14-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) in July at the TUF 21 Finale. UFC officials announced.

The TUF 21 Finale takes place July 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bulk of the card, which also includes season-ending fights from “TUF 21,” airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on MMAjunkie.

Doane will be looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Ildemar Alcantara this past September in Brazil. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for the Hawaiian, including victories in his first two UFC fights. In his promotional debut in January 2014, he choked out Leandro Issa for a “Submission of the Night” bonus. He followed that up with a split-decision win over Marcus Brimage at UFC 175 this past July.

Sanders is in need of his first UFC win after back-to-back losses since joining the promotion in 2014. In his debut, he dropped a TKO to Yosdenis Cedeno when he couldn’t answer the second-round bell. He followed that up with a 39-second submission loss to Pedro Munhoz this past October.

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