One fighter was forced out of the competition due to injury and two fighters advanced to the semifinals during the tenth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 22: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber.
Team Faber’s Chris Gruetzemacher was eliminated from the competition for having the least exciting fight among the winners in the preliminary round. Gruetzemacher was devastated when he got the news.
“It’s hard, especially when you feel like you’re as good as anybody else,” said an emotional Gruetzemacher.
UFC president Dana White explained that if any of the remaining contestants get injured that Gruetzemacher would replace them, and that’s exactly what happened.
Team McGregor’s Martin Svensson suffered a broken elbow in his submission win over Thanh Le. He was scheduled to face Artem Lobov. The Swede’s unfortunate injury became Gruetzmacher’s opportunity.
The Fight: Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Artem Lobov
Gruetzemacher kept Lobov on the outside with leg kicks and a high output of strikes in the opening round. He pressured the Irishman throughout the frame, but absorbed damage. Lobov landed power ….View original article