A welterweight matchup between former cast mates from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter pitting Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer is now slated to take place at the yet-to-be announced UFC 101 event.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the addition of the matchup to the card late Tuesday night from a source close to one of the fighters.

Rumors have been circulating that UFC 101 will take place on Aug. 8 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, although no officials announcements have been made and no plans have been finalized.

Riddle and Cramer both competed as middleweights on TUF 7 as teammates on a team of fighters coached by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

After making it into the TUF mansion following a qualifying victory over Dan Simmler in which Simmler’s jaw was broken, Riddle lost in the first round of the show when he was submitted in the second round by Tim Credeur.

Cramer won his qualifying match against Jeremiah Riggs and then won his first round match after recording a second round TKO over Luke Zachrich. The 23-year old’s run in the tournament ended after he was forced to submit to a heel hook by Credeur in the first round.

In addition to being former TUF teammates, both Cramer and Riddle have a lot in common. Both have fought infrequently since the end of the show due to injuries; both moved down to the 170 pound division after the show; and both made their pro debuts inside the UFC’s Octagon.

Riddle’s formal pro debut took place during the live season finale for the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. Facing show rival Dante Rivera, the former college wrestling standout recorded a unanimous decisions victory over the New Jersey native.

His most recent fight occurred at UFC Fight Night 17 this past February against Steve Bruno. Despite sacrificing a great deal of experience against the American Top Team fighter, Riddle still managed to improve to 2-0 after winning a unanimous decision.

Cramer’s debut took place this past January at UFC 94, where he recorded a split decision victory over Matt Arroyo. Arroyo was released by the organization as a result of the loss.

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