31-Year-Old UFC Featherweight 13-3-0
January 25, 2018 Chris Gruetzemacher News
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Gruetzemacher will face off against Joe Lauzon at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on April 7, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com reports.
Gruetzemacher comes into this lightweight bout having lost his past two fights, including a submission (rear-naked choke) defeat at the hands of Davi Ramos in December. He will look to get back on track against a fellow former "The Ultimate Fighter" competitor. Lauzon has also lost his previous two fights, falling to Clay Guida in November and Stevie Ray in April.
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Fantasy AnalysisGruetzemacher was always going to struggle on the ground in this fight. He did well defending in the first two rounds. However, he eventually fell in the third round via submission. Ramos appeared to get tired, and Gruetzemacher began to lead. He pushed forward with his striking, but he was not polished enough to take full advantage. After competing on the 22nd season of "The Ultimate Fighter" Gruetzemacher has gone 2-2 in the UFC.
Fantasy AnalysisGruetzemacher is looking for his first official win under the UFC banner. He officially joined the promotion after beating Abner Lloveras at the TUF 22 Finale in 2015. He sat for two years after that matchup only to suffer a debut loss to Chas Skelly this February and sustained an undisclosed injury shortly after. "Gritz" is 13-2 overall.
Fantasy AnalysisGruetzemacher has been replaced by Humberto Bandenay in this matchup because of an undisclosed injury. Bandenay is new to the promotion with a 13-4 record and is taking on the fight with three weeks notice. A return date for Gruetzemacher is unknown at this time.