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TUF 7 alum Paul Bradley slated to fight next on Oct. 4

Former NCAA All-American wrestler Paul Bradley is scheduled to make his return to competitive MMA on Oct. 4 fighting for the NAAFS promotion in Cleveland, Ohio against Pat Horner.

Bradley’s management confirmed to this afternoon that Bradley will be moving from middleweight to welterweight for the fight.

Bradley might be best known for his stint during the seventh season of Spike TV and the UFC’s hit reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” After winning a qualifying match that granted him a spot in the final cast of 16 and admission in the TUF mansion, Bradley was dismissed from the show by UFC President Dana White after he disclosed he was a carrier of Herpes Gladiatorum, a skin condition not uncommon with amateur wrestlers.

Since being released from his UFC contract, Bradley, currently 6-0, signed on with LionHeart Management, which operates its own training center in State College, Pennsylvania. Bradley works as a trainer for Lionheart, which has enabled him to train full-time in MMA for the past four months.

Bradley is also under contract to EliteXC and could be used on an upcoming card, according to EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw. Shaw stated that Bradley’s camp has produced medical clearance that says he can compete in spite of his condition. He added that Bradley is a candidate to be used in an undercard fight during the final quarter of 2008 or in a televised ShoXC bout in early-2009.

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