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TUF 24’s Schnell steps up to face Font at TUF 24 Finale

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TUF 24 has come to the rescue of its own Finale.

The UFC announced last Saturday Matt Schnell (9-2-0) will move up to bantamweight and replace the injured TUF LA 1 winner Alejandro Perez (collarbone) to take on Rob Font (12-2-0) at the TUF 24 Finale this Saturday,

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Schnell was seeded No. 6 at TUF 24, losing in the quarterfinals to No.3 Tim Elliott in Episode 10.

Font is trying to rebound from a decision loss to John Lineker at UFC 198 in May.

The current TUF 24 Finale lineup is as follows.

Demetrious Johnson vs TUF 24 winner

Joseph Benavidez (24-4-0) vs Henry Cejudo (10-1-0)

Jake Ellenberger (31-11-0) vs Jorge Masvidal (30-11-0)

Ryan Hall (5-1-0) vs Gray Maynard (12-5-1)

Elvis Mutapcic (15-4-1) vs Anthony Smith (25-12-0)

Jake Collier (6-1-0) vs Josh Stansbury (8-2-0)

Kallin Curran (4-3-0) vs Jamie Moyle (3-1-0)

Brendan O’Reilly (6-2-0) vs Dong Hyun Kim (13-8-3)

Alexis Davis (17-6-0) vs Sara McMann (9-3-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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