Mike Pyle vs. James Head set for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale

The UFC is running Ultimate Fighter finales on consecutive nights in December. On the 14th (15th in Australia) is UFC on FX 6, which doubles as the "TUF: The Smashes" finale, and on the 15th is the US-based TUF finale in Las Vegas. Yesterday it was confirmed that a welterweight matchup between Mike Pyle and James Head would take place on the TUF 16 Finale card in Las Vegas. Pyle confirmed the news on Twitter:

Pyle (23-8-1 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is a rugged veteran of the sport, with a career that spans 13 years -- his debut was against Quinton Jackson -- and has won his last two fights. For a man not known for KO ability, he stunned the MMA world by knocking out iron-chinned Josh Neer at UFC on FX 3 in June. Earlier this January, he easily finished Ricardo Funch in Brazil with strikes. His career KO/TKO total has doubled from 2 to 4 in 2012 and has won 5 of his last 6, with his only defeat coming at the accurate fists of Rory MacDonald.

Head (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has found a new home at welterweight after 9 fights at middleweight. He got into the UFC following a win over former UFC middleweight Gerald Harris, but his debut was a submission loss to Nick Ring. He dropped to 170 lbs following his defeat, and has gone 2-0 in 2012. In April, he choked out Papy Abedi at UFC on FUEL 2 and pulled off an upset win over Brian Ebersole at UFC 149.

This fight will likely be on the main card, along with the main event of Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson and the TUF finalists.

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