Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray booked for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

A lightweight bout between Jake Matthews and Stevie Ray is headed to Las Vegas during the UFC’s International Fight Week, as the UFC announced Monday that the fight will take place on the Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8.

Matthews pulled off a late third round submission win last month over Johnny Case in one of the more entertaining fights of the year. The 21-year-old is 10-1 in his career, winning three of four UFC bouts to date, stopping each of his opponents in those victories.

As for Ray, the 26-year-old Scottish fighter has won all three of his UFC fights to date, moving his current winning streak to five fights overall and moving him to 19-5 on his career. He stopped two straight before taking a decision over Mickael Lebout in Dublin in October.

The Ultimate Fighter Finale is slated to air live on Fox Sports 1, headlined by the Strawweight Championship bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha.

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