Jimmy Lange and Joey Gilbert will fight a rematch of their tight contest from the first season of The Contender on Lange's home turf, The Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, on February 18, 2006. In a five-round contest that was partially aired during the NBC reality series, Gilbert overcame a lack of experience plus injuries and showed tremendous heart and determination in a fifth-round comeback win over Lange. This time around, Gilbert, 10-1 will meet Lange, 26-2-1, in a twelve-round fight for a regional middleweight Title. Lange will be fighting for the second consecutive time on the George Mason University campus, drawing a huge local crowd. Last time, he defeated previously unbeaten Percy Ballard by fourth-round TKO. Gilbert is coming off a shutout six-round decision over James North in his hometown of Reno, Nevada, last November.