A bantamweight bout between Joe Soto and Brett Johns has been added to The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.
The promotion announced the news on Wednesday.
Soto (18-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) stepped into his UFC debut on short notice, facing then UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw. After a valiant effort, the former Bellator featherweight champion was stopped in the fifth round. He then dropped two more bouts, before winning his last three straight, defeating Chris Beal, Marco Beltran, and Rani Yahya.
Johns (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was the Cage Warriors and Titan FC Bantamweight Champion prior to signing with the UFC. In his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, “The Pikey” defeated Kwan Ho Kwak by decision at UFC Fight Night 99. Johns was scheduled to face Ian Entwistle at UFC London, but Entwistle pulled out of the bout after missing weight. The Welshman next faced Albert Morales, winning via decision.
The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale takes place live from the Park Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 1, 2017.