Phil Davis Vs. Chad Griggs Placed On UFC On FOX 4 Card

Phil Davis will look to rebound from his first career loss in August when he takes on Chad Griggs.

The UFC announced the bout Monday for the August 4 UFC on FOX 4 card. The event will take place in Los Angeles, with Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann set as the main event.

Davis (9-1) lost earlier this year to Rashad Evans, halting his five-fight UFC win streak.

“Mr. Wonderful” is a former wrestling standout at Penn State University, securing All-American status for each year he was there. Davis also won the 2008 197-pound NCAA title.

Griggs (11-2) lost his UFC debut to Travis Browne after coming over from Strikeforce. This will be his first fight at light heavyweight since joining the UFC as a heavyweight fighter.

Griggs, also known as “The Grave Digger,” had his six-fight win streak snapped by Browne. His last loss prior was to Shane Ott in 2007.

Photo credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog

  • Miranduh

    Wtf? This fight is stupid. It looks like they’re giving Davis a rebound fight. Since when the eff does Chad Griggs fight at 205? I would have liked to see Bader-Davis, but I guess that would have left Machida without an opponent since he’s already fought everybody.

  • i like sexy time

    Sexual fight im going for chad on this one 

  • mitchtiz

    yeah I thought Griggs was a prospect at heavy having beat some guys but then losing to Browne who must of been bigger than him – maybe makes him believe he could do better and fit better at 205 but that class is deeper and better than heavy. Phil is a future star and needs tostay healthy and IMPROVE but fighting b level competition doesnt do it at this point.  He needs to be challenged more often and tested in order to improve his game.

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