A new fight announced for the Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale card in July has a pair of local connections. In a flyweight bout, undefeated Justin "Tank" Scoggins will take on Dustin Ortiz, UFC announced Monday.
Ortiz last fought on the Amway Center show on April 19, gaining a split decision over Ray Borg in an untelevised bout that many thought was one of the night's best. Scoggins, who hails from Greenville, S.C., trains with American Top Team in South Florida.
Both are considered rising stars in the flyweight division. Scoggins is undefeated in his MMA career, including a pair of UFC fights, while Ortiz's Orlando win left him 13-3, 2-1 in UFC.
The Ultimate Fighter finale, headlined by Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn, is scheduled for July 6 with main-card fights on Fox Sports 1.