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Chad Griggs to Fight Cyrille Diabaté at UFC 154

Written on September 19, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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"UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit" is set to take place this November in Canada

officials have added a light heavyweight bout between former Strikeforce heavyweight Chad ‘The Grave Digger’ Griggs and French striker Cyrille ‘The Snake’ Diabaté, to the upcoming fight card.

The fight will be a part of the event’s prelimimary card. The upcoming UFC 154 show will be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 17, 2012.

Griggs a heavyweight fighter, will be fighting for the first time as a light heavyweight in his scheduled bout against Diabaté. He had his Octagon debut last April at UFC 145, where he lost via a first round submission to Travis Browne. His latest win was last June 2011, when he defeated Valentign Overeem at Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Reserve bout.

While Diabaté has fought at the Octagon for 5 times and earned a majority decision over Tom DeBlass last April at UFC on FUEL TV 2. He currently enjoys a standing of 3-2 in his last bouts. He lost to Anthony Perosh at UFC 138, November of last year and earned earned a majority decision victory against Tom DeBlass, last April at UFC on FUEL TV 2.

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