Leonard Garcia has stepped in to replace an injured Matt Grice and will face Nam Phan at UFC 136 on October 8 in Houston, Texas in a rematch of one of the most controversial fights of 2010, the UFC announced Wednesday.
Phan (16-9), who replaced an injured Josh Grispi on the UFC 136 fight card, is looking for his first UFC win after dropping a split decision to Garcia at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale in December and a unanimous decision to former WEC champ Mike Brown last month.
Garcia (15-7-1) was on the receiving end of the UFC’s first Twister submission from Chan Sung Jung in March in his only fight since the controversial win.
UFC 136 is headlined by a pair of title fights, as lightweight champion Frankie Edgar rematches Gray Maynard and featherweight champ Jose Aldo faces Kenny Florian.
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Pictured: Leonard Garcia