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Mike Ciesnolevicz Replaces Injured Eric Schafer at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale

Mike Ciesnolevicz

Mike Ciesnolevicz

Mike Ciesnolevicz has been tapped to replace an injured Eric Schafer and square off with Tomasz Drwal at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on June 20th in Las Vegas. was first to report the replacement earlier today. According to reports, Schafer was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a rib injury in training.

Ciesnolevicz (17-3), a veteran of the IFL, defeated Neil Grove via first-round submission in his UFC debut at UFC 95 in February.

After suffering a loss to Thiago Silva in September 2007 in his UFC debut, Drwal (15-2) bounced back at UFC 93 with a first-round TKO of Ivan Serati.

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