International Fight Week 2016 means 3 events in 3 days for the UFC, and the middle one is The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on Friday, July 8th. Season coaches Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha will headline the event, with Jedrzejczyk's strawweight title on the line. Joanna edged out Gadelha by split decision in their non-title meeting in December 2014. In addition to the TUF light heavyweight and women's strawweight finals, former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks will fight Ross Pearson in "Ill" Will's much-anticipated UFC debut.
The bout order isn't quite finalized beyond the main event of the evening, plus confirmation of Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee as the feature bout on Fight Pass. Barring the addition of some other TUF fighters on a card that's pretty much full, this is what's in store for next Friday night, with the main card on FS1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha
Andrew Sanchez vs. TUF LHW Finalist 2
Amanda Cooper vs. TUF SW Finalist 2
Will Brooks vs. Ross Pearson
Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee
Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Fernando Bruno vs. Gray Maynard
Andrew Holbrook vs. Joaquim Silva
Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith
Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir
John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau