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Sean Spencer replaces Zak Cummings

Zak Cummings celebrates after a submission win
Zak Cummings has dropped out of his TUF 18 finale fight due to injury.
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Sergio Moraes has a new opponent for next month’s Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.

UFC officials announced on Wednesday that Sean “Black Magic” Spencer has replaced an injured Zak Cummings on the Team Rousey vs. Team Tate finale scheduled for November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Details on Cummings’ injury were not disclosed.

After racking up nine wins in his first 10 professional fights, Spencer debuted in the UFC on short notice in the middleweight division, losing to Rafael Natal in January. In September, Spencer returned to the welterweight division and picked up his first victory inside the Octagon, earning a split decision win over Yuri Villefort in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Moraes, a veteran of Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, is looking to extend his winning streak to three and hoping to duplicate the Submission of the Night performance he turned in against Neil Magny back in August. The charismatic and popular 31-year-old carries an 8-2 record into the cage, with seven of his career victories coming by way of submission.

The Ultimate Fighter 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate Finale takes place Saturday, November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and airs of Fox Sports 1.

Here’s a look at the current fight card, which will also include the men’s and women’s tournament finals and potentially more bouts featuring athletes from the current season:

Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
Walter Harris vs. Jared Rosholt
Maximo Blanco vs. Akira Corassani
Tom Niinimaki vs. Rani Yahya
Sergio Moraes vs. Sean Spencer

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