A middleweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter 8’s Tom Lawlor and TUF 7 semifinalist Tim Credeur has been signed for UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal, Canada, according to MixedMartialArts.com.
Lawlor (6-2) made his UFC debut in December 2008 with a unanimous decision over Kyle Kingsbury, then won “Submission of the Night” honors last July at UFC 100 for his 55-second guillotine of TUF 7 finalist CB Dollaway. In his most-recent bout at UFC Fight Night 20 in January, Lawlor dropped a split decision to Aaron Simpson in the “Fight of the Night”.
Credeur (12-3), twice-eliminated in the TUF 7 semis by Jesse Taylor and Dollaway, began his UFC career with three-straight wins over Cale Yarbrough, Nate Loughran, and Nick Catone, but had his six-fight win streak snapped in a September “Fight of the Night” loss to Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 19. An injury forced Credeur to withdraw from a scheduled January bout against Mike Massenzio.
UFC 113, which airs live on pay-per-view from the Bell Centre in Montreal, is headlined by the anticipated rematch between light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and is also expected to feature Paul Daley vs. Josh Koscheck and Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione.
Pictured: Tim Credeur