Eddie Gordon won a season of TUF, and everyone in the Northeast was thrilled because we rarely end up with local guys emerging as victorious from the show. But then “Truck” lost his next three fights in the Octagon, and he was cut, and that was that. But now he’s back! For TUF 25! And he’s taking on another TUF vet and East Coast MMA veteran in Tom Gallicchio!

I was actually there for Gordon’s first amateur fight. He was a college athlete with a lot of friends, and when he took to the cage, they all swarmed around cageside, going absolutely nuts at their boy doing his thing. Seriously, they got so crazy that the promoter nearly had to stop the event to get them to calm down.

Anyway, here’s a preview vid the UFC has put together on Gordon’s behalf.