Phil Davis Welcomes Chad Griggs to 205

May 14, 2012
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Following the first loss of his career, Phil Davis returns to action at UFC on Fox 4 in August. He’ll welcome former heavyweight Chad Griggs to the light heavyweight division, according to UFC officials, who said that verbal agreements are in place for the fight.

Davis (9-1) suffered the first setback of his mixed martial arts career at UFC on Fox 2 in January, losing a unanimous decision to former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

Davis had been streaking towards a title shot, but couldn’t overcome the experience of Evans, who earned a shot a return shot at the title with the win.

Griggs (11-2) made his Octagon debut at UFC 145 in Atlanta, submitting to Travis Browne in the opening round of their fight. It was a rude enough welcome for Griggs to decide to move down to the 205-pound class and test his mettle there.

He’ll get a tough test right out of the gate, however, in a rebounding Phil Davis.

Brian Stann and Hector Lombard are expected to headline UFC on Fox 4 on Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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  • phrankthetank

    Good call, Griggs could be scary at 205


    ya Griggs at 205 is a good move, but this is a bad match-up for him!

  • That was a quick call by Griggs. He was out-sized by his last opponent. I think he could give Mr. Wonderful some problems.

  • Griggs was fun to watch at HW but this is a smart move. He looked tiny compared to Browne in his last fight.

  • shakejunt

    bad matchup for griggs

  • RubeKegal

    Griggs will soon be unemployed. Davis is going to submit him quick in my opinion. Davis trains with Lloyd Irvin(top BJJ practitioner). Griggs in his last fight put himself in an arm triangle. Davis will take him down quickly and submit him.