Middleweight Joe Doerksen will return to the UFC on May 8, as he’s been tapped to replace an injured Tim Credeur and will meet Tom Lawlor on the preliminary card of UFC 113 in Montreal, according to Sherdog.
Doerksen (43-12) was released by the UFC in 2008 after suffering back-to-back losses to Ed Herman and Jason MacDonald, which dropped his UFC record to 1-5, but returns to the Octagon on a five-fight win streak that includes a second-round knockout of Takenori Sato in his in September at Sengoku 10, and most recently a split decision win over Chad Herrick Friday night at “King of the Cage: Bad Boys 2.”
Lawlor (6-2) earned a unanimous decision over fellow Ultimate Fighter 8 cast member Kyle Kingsbury in December 2008, then scored “Submission of the Night” in his middleweight debut last July at UFC 100 with a first-round guillotine of CB Dollaway, but dropped a split decision to Aaron Simpson in his most-recent fight in January, which earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
“UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2″ is headlined by a rematch between light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, while welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley meet in the co-main event.
Pictured: Joe Doerksen