by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The revolving door of fighters for the lightweight division in the International Fight League’s Grand Prix continues to turn as John Gunderson has now been forced out of his fight with Chris Horodecki, leaving Chris to face Ryan Schultz for the inaugural 155lb title.
Gunderson was named as a replacement to Shad Lierley, who took the spot from original participant Wagnney Fabiano, due to a broken toe that Lierley sustained in training.
Now it appears that Gunderson has also fallen prey to injury as he aggravated a hand injury in training and will unable to compete on the Dec. 29 card.
His replacement, Ryan Schultz, fought for Matt Lindland’s Wolfpack during the regular season and has an overall 4-2 record in the IFL with one of those losses coming at the hands of Chris Horodecki in late 2006.
Schultz was never a part of the original line-up of fighters for the IFL Grand Prix, but due to the numerous changes he has now found himself in line for a lightweight title bout against Horodecki.
The final round of the IFL Grand Prix will take place in Connecticut on Dec 29 and will also be seen live on HDNet.