A featherweight bout between Josh Grispi (14-3) and Matt Grice (13-4) is the latest addition to October’s UFC 136 fight card.
The matchup was announced today by the UFC via Twitter.
Grispi made his WEC debut in February of 2008 and quickly submitted future title challenger Mark Hominick before going on to win his next three WEC bouts, including a submission of former UFC Lightweight champion Jens Pulver. Grispi was scheduled to face Jose Aldo at UFC 125 for the newly minted UFC featherweight belt, but Aldo bowed out of the fight due to an injury.
Grispi went on to lose to Dustin Poirier on the January card, then suffered a TKO loss to George Roop at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale in June.
Grice is coming off of a TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas last month at UFC on Versus 4. Prior to the Lamas bout, Grice had been on a four fight win streak outside the UFC.
UFC 136 will take place on October 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The card is expected to be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Aldo and Kenny Florian. Middleweight contenders Brian Stann and Chael Sonnen will also square off at the event.
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