Arizona has produced the likes of UFC veteran Benson Henderson and many more highly respected MMA names. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a southwest tactician looking to rebound in enemy territory at UFN 119 on October 28. A professional since October 2008 and representing 2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy, 31 year old Chris Gruetzmacher owns a 13-2 record in fifteen career bouts consisting of six knockouts, three submissions and four decisions. Chris is best remembered for his stint on The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 as a member of Team USA.
In his MMA debut, Chris submitted Shawn Scott via armbar in round three. Then he defeated Josh Gaskins via split decision. Chris submitted Oscar Rodriguez via armbar in the first round. He defeated Eric Regan via unanimous decision. Chris defeated his next two opponents via TKO in Ryan Diaz and Nadeem Al-Hassan respectively. He tapped out Gabe Rivas via armbar in the first round. Chris won his next four contests via knockout/TKO which included wins over Jeff Fletcher, Randy Campbell and Frank Gomez in addition to The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 alumni Roli Delgado. At WSOF 9, he defeated UFC veteran John Gunderson via unanimous decision. In 2015 Chris was selected to be a part of The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 cast as a member of Team USA. To make into the house, he defeated Austin Springer via TKO in the second round. In episode three he defeated Sascha Sharma via unanimous decision. In episode ten, Chris was brought back to the competition after an injury to Sweeden’s Martin Svensson. At the season finale, he defeated Spain’s Abner Lloveras via unanimous decision. At UFN 119 on October 28 Chris will face Brazil’s Davi Ramos in a Lightweight duel. Good luck Chris!
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