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Chad Griggs Meets Phil Davis at UFC on FOX 4 in Light Heavyweight Debut

Gallery Photo: Phil Davis Photos
Gallery Photo: Phil Davis Photos

A devastating first-round loss to Travis Browne was all it took for Chad Griggs to reconsider his heavyweight status.

Announced Monday, Griggs will be welcomed into the 205-pound division by Phil Davis at UFC on FOX 4, which is slated for August 4, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Both men have verbally agreed to the match-up, though UFC officials did not detail if it will take place on the network broadcast.

The light heavyweight clash joins a card already featuring high-profile matches between Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader, Brian Stann vs. Hector Lombard and Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell.

Davis (9-1) hopes to rebound after suffering the first setback of his young career, a listless unanimous decision loss to former champion Rashad Evans in January. Prior to that, the 27-year-old All-American wrestler blazed through nine straight victories, including five under the Zuffa banner over the likes of Brian Stann, Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Griggs (11-2), meanwhile, looks to right the ship after having a surprising six-fight win streak snapped by the loss to Browne in his UFC debut. The former Strikeforce heavyweight has proven to be a mighty finisher thus far in his career, knocking out or submitting all 11 of his victories, including a stunning second-round TKO of Bobby Lashley back in 2010.

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