Things aren't getting any better for once-heralded featherweight, Josh Grispi. After two embarrassing losses in a row to Dustin Poirier and George Roop, the Massachusetts native has now suffered an injury in training and will be pulling out of his UFC 136 fight against Matt Grice. One man's loss is another's gain though, as Nam Phan has answered the call to replace Grispi, fresh off a close decision loss to Mike Brown at UFC 133 last weekend. The UFC announced the change late last night.
Grice recently returned to the UFC after a multi-year absence but suffered a TKO loss against Ricardo Lamas back in early June. This is surely a must-win for both men.
Nam Phan (16-9)
Loss Mike Brown (unam. decision) - UFC 133
Loss Leonard Garcia (split decision) - TUF 12 Finale
Win Rodney Rhoden (submission - armbar) - Civic Disobedience 2
Matt "The Real One" Grice (14-4)
Loss Ricardo Lamas (TKO - head kick and punches) - UFC on Versus 4
Win David Gardner (unam. decision) - FCF 46
Win Thomas Schulte (submission - punches) - FCF 44