Just like in the movies, every time you think "Godzilla" is finished, he comes back in yet another sequel.
Less than a month after his Boston massacre at UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2," former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 contestant Gabe Ruediger has been given another chance to prove he belongs among the ranks of the Octagon's finest when he battles Paul Kelly at the upcoming UFC 123 pay-per-view on Nov. 20 in Auburn Hills, MI.
MMA Weekly brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Ruediger (17-6) was the recipient of a "Beantown" beatdown back on Aug. 28 when fellow TUF guy Joe Lauzon gave him a first round shellacking at the TD Garden during the Spike TV "Prelims" special featuring their 155-pound contest.
The loss snapped a six-fight winning streak for "Cake Boss."
Like Ruediger, things didn't exactly go as planned for Paul Kelly (10-3) his last time out. The Brit was canceled by "Christmas" at UFC on Versus 2 back in August, dropping a unanimous decision to Jacob Volkmann in San Diego.
The loss marked "Telly's" second in three fights, pushing his Octagon record to 4-3 since his UFC 80 debut way back in early 2008.
While it may not be "win or go home" just yet, dropping two straight is never an enviable position to be in with today's competitive landscape.
UFC 123 is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight match up of top contenders Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Karo "The Heat" Parisyan has also been given a second chance at UFC stardom against the venerable Dennis "Superman" Hallman.
Stay tuned for more UFC 123 fight announcements as they become available.