Tyson Griffin was not a happy camper the last time he exited the Octagon. Highly touted as the next emerging star in the UFC lightweight division, Griffin has the look, the skills and an undefeated record… that is until he hit a bump in the road named Frank Edgar.
Looking out of his element throughout most of the fight with Edgar, Griffin ended up on the losing end of a unanimous decision, the first loss of his young career. Leading up to the fight, Griffin had an unsteady training situation – he had just made the move to Las Vegas – and wasn’t as prepared as he needed to be for a fight on the level of the UFC… and it showed.
This weekend, he travels to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for his and the UFC’s debut in that country. But for Griffin it means a lot more than that. For Griffin, it is a chance for him to get back on track in the UFC when he faces another young gun in Clay Guida.
A veteran of season two of The Ultimate Fighter, Marcus Davis lost on the finale of that show to Melvin Guillard. He has since gone on to reel off eight victories in a row, including his last three in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Davis’ last time out, he submitted hometown favorite Pete Spratt at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas with an Achilles lock.
At the UFC 72 show in Northern Ireland, Davis steps back into the Octagon to try and make it nine straight wins. He faces British fighter Jason Tan, who brings with him a 4-1 professional record.
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