Ruediger replaces Etim at UFC 118 vs. Lauzon

by Ariel Helwani | source:

Gabe Ruediger's long road back to the UFC is finally complete.

The controversial cast member on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, who failed to make weight on the show for his fight against Corey Hill after being seen eating ice cream cake and getting a colonic and was then subsequently kicked out of the house by Dana White, has agreed to step in on short notice to fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 118 on Aug. 28, MMA Fighting has learned.

The spot opened up for Ruediger after Terry Etim was forced to pull out of the fight due to a broken rib injury.

Since the airing of of the show in 2007, Ruediger (17-5) is 7-2, including winning his last six fights in a row. The former WEC lightweight champion had previously fought once inside the Octagon, losing to Melvin Guillard via 2nd round TKO at UFC 63.

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8/29/10 10:22 PM by Roo Badley

From: Roo Badley Posted: 24 days ago Member Since: 7/23/07 Posts: 1445 Ignore | Quote | Edit | Warn Admin Event.observe("warnAdmin-31025632-down", "click", castVote); | Vote Down | Vote Up Event.observe("vote-31025632-down", "click", castVote); Event.observe("vote-31025632-up", "click", castVote); | Delete Post   Joe wins this one rather easily IMO

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8/9/10 12:20 PM by Loco Lobo

Joe is an exciting fighter to watch, love hi aggresive style. Go Joe.

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8/9/10 11:35 AM by HAMMER


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8/9/10 11:28 AM by EEG

Congrats to Gabe for climbing his way back up the ladder and putting up with alot of shit along the way...I'll admit I had a few laughs at his expense after TUF5 but the man has paid his dues and earned another shot. I'd like to see him and Wiman fight regardless of the result against Lauzon.

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8/9/10 11:21 AM by Jacinto

I have been out of the loop for awhile and just found out about this match. I like it and think it will be interesting, tough comeback fight for Gabe.

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8/6/10 12:45 PM by ferox13

Excellent news..

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8/6/10 11:51 AM by Scut Farkus

 Me too. That'll be his next fight. Congratulations Ruediger! Go Go Godzilla!

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8/6/10 11:30 AM by dnery

Gabe, of course....

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8/6/10 11:24 AM by Mister Saigon

LOL @ making the excuse that sucks, I just supported him to get another shot in the UFC.Hope creepy beats him up good. I'll buy you a drink at the afterparty Joe