Nate Quarry (11-3) and Tim Credeur (12-2) have been booked to battle it out in a middleweight match up at UFC Fight Night 19 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 16, 2009.
Quarry is coming off a first round destruction of Jason MacDonald at UFC 97: "Redemption" back in April, dropping several serious elbows on "The Athlete" until he was unable to continue. It marked just the fourth fight for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum after a nearly two-year break from competition to recover from a major back injury that required "spinal fusion" surgery to repair.
Quarry outlasted Kalib Starnes at UFC 83 to earn a bizarre decision in his return fight last year, stopped Pete Sell via come-from-behind third round knockout his next time out, and was then submitted by Brazilian jiu-jitsu stud Demian Maia in short order at UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" in November 2008.
He’ll look to once again string together back-to-back wins when he locks horns with TUF 7 veteran.
Credeur was victorious in his Octagon debut when he stopped castmate Cale Yarbrough via first round technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 14 back in July 2008. Since that time he has notched two more solid wins over Nate Loughran (technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight For The Troops" Dec. 2008) and Nick Catone (submission at UFC Fight Night 18 in April 2009).
"Crazy" appears to be steadily taking on better and better competition each time out. And that trend will continue when he steps inside the cage opposite Quarry on fight night.
UFC Fight Night 19 is expected to feature a lightweight rumble between Roger Huerta and Gray Maynard. It will serve as the lead-in for the upcoming tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which features Kimbo Slice and a solid collection of 15 other heavyweight fighters competing in a tournament-style format to earn one "six-figure contract."
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