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UFC 113: Tom Lawlor vs Joe Doerksen on tap for May 8 with Tim Credeur hurt


Fresh off his split decision win over Chad Herrick at last week's KOTC: "Bad Boys II" event, well-traveled mixed martial arts veteran Joe Doerksen has worked his way back into the Octagon to face Tom Lawlor at UFC 113 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 8, according to

Doerksen replaces Tim Credeur, who was forced to bow out of the middleweight match-up due to an undisclosed injury.

Lawlor is coming off a controversial split decision loss to Aaron Simpson at UFC Fight Night 20 last January in Fairfax, Virginia. Some fans watching the bout on Spike TV, as well as live inside the Patriot Center, had "The Filthy Mauler" winning two of three rounds to secure his third consecutive win in the UFC.

Judges sitting ringside apparently did not agree.

Prior to the setback, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 competitor had knocked off two other former TUF products, including Kyle Kingsbury and C.B. Dollaway in back-to-back contests.

Hoping to make him "Just Bleed" will be Doerksen, who is making his seventh appearance under the UFC banner. "El Dirte" is currently riding a five-fight winning streak and is undoubtedly looking to improve his 1-5 record inside the Octagon.

UFC 113 will be headlined by a rematch between Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The card's co-main event is set to feature an exciting welterweight match up between perennial top contender, Josh Koscheck, and the explosive Paul Daley.

Kimbo Slice will also make his pay-per-view (PPV) debut against fellow TUF 10 cast member, Matt Mitrione.

For the latest UFC 113 fight card click here.

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