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UFC 136 now highlights a new bout featuring Josh Grispi and Matt Grice.
UFC officials recently announced that former top WEC featherweight contender – Josh Grispi – and current UFC returnee – Matt Grice – will meet on the upcoming UFC 136 event, which be held on October 8th at the Toyota Center in Houston. The night’s main card will be aired on pay-per-view, however, the bout between Grispi vs Grice will be part of the preliminary card.
Josh Grispi (14-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was suppose to face UFC 145-pound champ, Jose Aldo, at the UFC 125. Unfortunately, Aldo was ruled to abandon the fight due to an injury — leading Josh Grispi to fight Dustin Poirier wherein he obtained a unanimous-decision loss. This defeat, along with the TKO loss from George Roop during the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, ruined his 10-fight victory record.Read the rest of the article »
The much anticipated UFC title defense of Jose Aldo was cut short after he acquired a compacted vertebra. Simply put, Josh Grispi doesn't have any contender for the UFC 125 yet.
UFC 125 has lost yet another co-main event as Jose Aldo pulls out of the event against Josh Grispi. A compacted vertebra that causes tingling in the arms has forced Aldo to withdraw. However, there are no announcement for a possible replacement yet.
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"Jose Aldo is one of the best fighters in the world, pound for pound, and you'll see why on Jan. 1, Aldo can do it all, and his historic arrival in the UFC as its first featherweight champion is going to set an exciting new standard. But Josh Grispi is a finisher, and he's got every intention of taking the featherweight title back to Boston." ---Dana White, UFC President
UFC 125 will mark the first ever featherweight title fight in the history of Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC officials confirmed today that WEC’s final featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (18-1 MMA, 8-0 WEC) is defending his belt over Josh Grispi (14-1 MMA, 4-0 WEC) at the Jan. 1 event.
The “UFC 125: Resolution” will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, will also feature the lightweight champ Frankie Edgar against Gray Maynard, airs live on pay-per-view.Read the rest of the article »
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