No rest for the weary.
Rich Clementi (31-12-1) — who just defeated Sam Stout via split decision this past weekend at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2" — will fill-in for an injured Rob Emerson and fight Terry Etim (10-1) in a lightweight bout at UFC 84: "Ill Will" on May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
No cause of the Emerson injury was revealed.
Clementi is on a sweet five-fight win streak, three of which were inside the Octagon. "No Love" has wins over Melvin Guillard and Anthony Johnson in addition to his win over Stout at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
In fact, UFC.com has even labeled him a "contender" in an extremely talent-rich 155-pound division.
Etim will look to rebound from his first career loss when he locks horns with the former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 4. He most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Gleison Tibau at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" in September 2007.
Prior to the loss he notched his first career UFC win against Matt Grice in April 2007.
UFC 84 features the main event between UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn and former division belt keeper, Sean Sherk. A pair of light heavyweight match ups between Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine, as well as Tito Ortiz and Lyoto Machida, also highlight the pay-per-view (PPV) card.
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