It's been a long wait, but the time has almost arrived for the biggest fight of Dennis Bermudez and T.J. Dillashaw's lives. After nine weeks, the two prospects make up one-half of the "The Ultimate Fighter 14" (TUF 14) tournament finals, and now eagerly await their opportunity to contend for a six-figure UFC contract and the bright lights of stardom.
The remaining two finalists are slated to be revealed on Wednesday's TUF 14 season finale.
Bermudez (7-2), a 24-year-old featherweight with NCAA wrestling pedigree, defeated King of the Cage champion Jimmie Rivera to gain entry into the show, before paving his way to finals with a second-round TKO of Stephan Bass and first-round submission of Akira Corassani.
Dillashaw (4-0), an undefeated 25-year-old bantamweight with similar NCAA wrestling experience, stormed his way into the Octagon with a TKO win over Matt Jaggers, a submission victory over Roland Delorme, and a hard-fought unanimous decision over Dustin Pague.
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale takes place at The Pearl at The Palm in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 3rd and airs on Spike TV. Middleweight coaches Michael Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller square off in the night's main event.
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale fight card: