The UFC has released the finalized lineup and bout order for UFC Fight Night 18, which will go down April 1st at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Leading up to the main event between the WEC’s final welterweight champion Carlos Condit (who has won his last eight fights) and Martin Kampmann (who is 5-1 in the UFC) will be three televised bouts featuring alumni from The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir — all of whom are undefeated in their professional careers.
Lightweight winner Efrain Escudero (11-0) will take on the heavy-handed Jeremy Stephens (14-4), who’s coming off a submission loss to Joe Lauzon at Fight Night 17 earlier this month. The infamous Junie Browning (3-0) will get a big step up in competition when he faces ATT submission specialist and TUF 5 alum Cole Miller (14-3). And in the light-heavyweight division, TUF 8′s 205-pound winner Ryan Bader (8-0) will welcome Carmelo Marrero (10-2) back to the Octagon. The official lineup is below:
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann (WW)
Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens (LW)
Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero (LHW)
Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller (LW)
Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos (LW)
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Horwich (MW)
Brock Larson vs. Jesse Sanders (WW)
Jorge Rivera vs. Nissen Osterneck (MW)
Rob Kimmons vs. Joe Vedepo (MW)
Tim McKenzie vs. Aaron Simpson (MW)
Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen (MW)
— Brock Larson, Nissen Osterneck, Tim McKenzie, Aaron Simpson, and Steve Steinbeiss were previously signed to the WEC, and were brought over to the UFC after the WEC folded its welterweight, middleweight, and light-heavyweight divisions. Aside from Larson, they will all be making their Octagon debuts.
— Tickets for the event start at just $20, going up to $200 for floor seats. Because of the low ticket prices and the size of the Sonnet Center, which can hold up to 20,000 spectators, "Condit vs. Kampmann" might be the most well-attended Fight Night event in the UFC’s history.