Former WEC Lightweight Champion Gabe “Godzilla” Ruediger will be making his UFC debut at UFC 63 on September 23rd against Melvin Guillard.
“I just signed a contract with the UFC, Melvin Guillard, September 23rd. That’s my main priority, and what I’m most excited about.
This is the first fight that I’m going to have that I’m going to be able to train full-time. I told my boss that I’m taking a leave of absence. I’m going to be a full-time fighter, so I’m excited about that.
As soon as I found out that Guillard was a potential opponent I started looking him up. I’m familiar. I’m also a fan, so I especially try to keep up on the lightweight because you never know when a potential fight with one could be. He’s very athletic. He hits hard. He has got decent wrestling, but he’s not really a technician. That’s where I think he’s going to make mistakes. I’ll capitalize, and I’m going to finish him. I know I’m going to finish him.”