While the cast of TUF 13 competitors has yet to be revealed in any official capacity the line-up attached to the show’s season-ending live event on June 4 continues to take form with a handful of bouts already appearing to be in place. The trend continued over the weekend as word surfaced that Ultimate Fighter Season 3 finalist Ed Herman will see action at the event against popular TUF 7 alumnus Tim Credeur.
“I am so excited I am vibrating,” Credeur playfully explained while referring to the forthcoming fracas.
The 33-year old Louisianan hasn’t fought due to injury since a “Fight of the Night” performance, albeit a loss, opposite Nate Quarry at Ultimate Fight Night 19 in September 2009. Prior to the defeat Credeur had won six consecutive bouts including a trio inside the Octagon.
The fiery Herman has also been out of the mix for more than a year after shredding his knee while in the midst of a match-up with Aaron Simpson at UFC 102, then essentially repeating the feat months later while training for a return to the ring. “Short Fuse” is 21-9 in his career with past wins over a number of respected opponents such as Scott Smith, Joe Doerksen, Nick Thompson, Glover Teixeira, and David Louiseau.
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale is set to be headlined by a bout between top lightweight contenders Clay Guida and Anthony Pettis as well as home to TUF 12 champ Jonathan Brookins’ follow-up to his hard-fought decision win over fellow finalist Michael Johnson. Brookins will take on stand-up savvy Jeremy Stephens in main card conflict.
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