Pyle took to Twitter to announce the match up, writing “I’ll be fighting James head in Vegas dec 15!!!”. The welterweight bout has not been confirmed by UFC officials.
It is unknown at this time if Pyle vs. Head will take place on the preliminary or main card of the event, which airs on FUEL TV and FX.
Pyle (23-8-1) will look to close out 2012 on a high note after putting together back-to-back (T)KO wins against Ricardo Funch and Josh Neer dating back to January. “Quicksand” opened his UFC career with a 1-2 record but has quickly turned it around, going 5-1 in his past six bouts with the lone loss coming to rising 170-pound star Rory MacDonald. At 37, Pyle is the oldest active welterweight on the UFC roster and he will try to continue to defy the odds of his age by earning a seventh UFC win in December.
Head (9-2) surprised many spectators of the sport when he upset Brian Ebersole at UFC 149 in July. The 28-year-old was expected to be run over by the veteran Ebersole, however Head was the one who controlled the action and went on to win a split decision. At The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, Head faces another longtime veteran of the sport and once again will attempt to overcome the odds and defeat an opponent with nearly three times as much professional experience.
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale goes down Dec. 15 from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. A heavyweight bout between “TUF 16″ coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin is expected to headline the event.