The spot opened up for [Gabe] Ruediger after Terry Etim was forced to pull out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. Ruediger has agreed to step in on short notice to fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 118 on Aug. 28th.
Lauzon vs. Ruediger is still expected to air on the Spike TV prelims.
Gabe "Godzilla" Ruediger (17-5)
Win Lenny Lovato - TKO (Punches) TPF 5 7/9/2010 1 3:25
Win Dominique Robinson - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) TPF 3 2/4/2010 2 4:49
Win Wander Braga -Submission (Guillotine Choke) Called Out MMA 8/15/2009 2 0:58
Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon (18-6)
Loss Sam Stout - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 108 1/2/2010 3 5:00
Win Jeremy Stephens - Submission (Armbar) UFC FN 17 2/7/2009 2 4:43
Win Kyle Bradley - TKO (Punches) UFC FN 15 9/17/2008 2 1:34
A knee injury has forced surging Italian striker Alessio Sakara off the UFC 118 card, and the UFC middleweight who was scheduled to fight Gerald Harris is likely to be replaced by returning Joe Vedepo (11-3).
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