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Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Paul Taylor defeats Gabe Ruediger via KO/TKO at 1:42 of Round 2

Mmaweekly large "Relentless" Paul Taylor
Mmaweekly large Gabe "Godzilla" Ruediger

Round 2

Paul Taylor Gabe Ruediger

"Relentless" "Godzilla"

10-6-1   Pro Record At Fight   17-6-0
Climbed to 11-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-7
-240 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +190 (Slight Underdog)
Gb United Kingdom   Nationality   Us United States
Walsall, England   Fighting out of   Van Nuys, California
31 years, 1 month, 3 weeks   Age at Fight   33 years, 5 months, 1 week
156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
N/A   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
Team Kaobon Liverpool   Gym   Team Quest
UFC 126
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
  • Date: Saturday 02.05.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kim Winslow
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Dark Bout, Shown on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Ruediger Total Disclosed Pay: $8,000
  • Taylor Total Disclosed Pay: $36,000
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Ruediger vs. Taylor Wiki Update Wiki

In a preliminary card bout that was aired on the pay per view telecast following the main event, Paul Taylor took on Gabe Ruediger.

Taylor came out early and landed good combinations to Ruediger. The fight moved to the clinch where Taylor finally broke free and continued to unload with powerful combinations. Ruediger brought the fight to the clinch again, looking to wrestle Taylor to the ground, yet was shaken off and onto his back. Again Ruediger looked to bring the fight to the mat but Taylor's defensive wrestling enabled him to stay standing. Referee Kim Winslow broke the fighters up from the clinch where Taylor again won the next exchange. The round ended with Ruediger unable to avoid yet another series of punches that landed flush, and having not completed a takedown attempt.

Taylor started round two landing again and preferring to stay standing despite an opportunity to take top position on the ground. Ruediger was overwhelmed standing with the moments in the clinch his only respite. Ruediger desperately worked to get the fight down again, and as Taylor broke free he unloaded a combination of punches to the head capped off by a gruesome left kick to the head. The kick sent Ruediger straight down to the mat where Taylor landed one more unnecessary combination to cap off his impressive KO victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Ruediger vs. Taylor Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

A very sincere Thank you to @danawhite
4 days, 18 hours, and 34 minutes
@macdanzigmma Its irritating. Im really enjoying finding these people and all their info now
2 days, 19 hours, and 20 minutes
Its funny how anonymous sh@t talkers tuck when you find out who they really are. If you talk, make sure you can do it FOR REAL.
2 days, 17 hours, and 10 minutes
@KingMO_GDP Yo, the little prick "slorider" on here is named Anthony Yniguez Lopez.
2 days, 10 hours, and 45 minutes
Hey Anthony Yniguez Lopez, talking trash anonymously didnt work out too good did it? LOL
2 days, 10 hours, and 41 minutes
And a thank you to the people talking sh@t. Im glad that my loss has given you something to do instead of live your life
1 day, 17 hours, and 46 minutes
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Back to 160. Just 10 more lbs to go!
1 day, 1 hour, and 31 minutes
155 official
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Hurry up and wait has begun for the weigh ins
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My mom just told me to "KICK ASS" on FB. It made me smile and laugh. Will do mom. Will do
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Feeling good. Got one work out in, going back at 5 to get at it again
3 days, 3 hours, and 43 minutes
Feeling great. Packing and off to Vegas in a few hrs.
4 days, 8 hours, and 36 minutes
Woke up at 178lbs. This is going to be a rough cut.......
5 days, 8 hours, and 35 minutes
The week of the fight drinking water becomes the big chore
5 days, 8 hours, and 41 minutes
Rest day. I dont even want to get out of bed
6 days, 8 hours, and 42 minutes
My kitchen needs some serious smell help. Just made brussel sprouts and trout. I want to leave my house now!
6 days, 22 hours, and 2 minutes
Last workout complete. Feel great and prepared. Next week!
6 days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes
Ill be @PKGLA booth at the LA fit expo today from 230. Come by and say hi!
1 week, 5 hours, and 8 minutes
Dear old lady w the scraggly dog. I saw you not pick up the poop. I think I will save it and throw it @ u
1 week, 6 hours, and 30 minutes
Anyone going to the la fit expo tomorrow? I'll be at the @pkgla booth. Stop by and say hi
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Whole foods prius count of 3 but all the same color and parked by each other, like a little colony
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6 chp and shutting down the 405 for a fricken fender bender?!
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I think my pup hates driving more than I do...if that's possible
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 46 minutes
Slangin rocks non stop on your blocks
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 42 minutes
I really don't like the business part of mma
1 week, 2 days, 8 hours, and 29 minutes
Off to STARK for S&C, then back to @PKGLA for more fight prep. Seems like business as usual
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