The UFC has been forced to come up with an opponent for Josh Grispi now that Jose Aldo has pulled out of the fight with a neck injury.
Looks like they've found one.
Although it has not been confirmed, it is no longer expected to serve as the nights co-main event.
It's a tough break for Grispi, who hasn't lost since December of 2006 and was getting his first shot at UFC gold. Now he'll be looking to avoid a "Fluke" loss to the "Diamond" 21 year old up-and-comer.Poirier is 8-1 in just over a year as a professional fighter. He joined the WEC in August of this year (2010) and lost a decision to Danny Castillo before bouncing back with a dominant first round stoppage of Zach Micklewright at WEC 53 on Nov. 11.
UFC 125: "Resolution" is set to go down on Jan. 1 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card is a long awaited rematch between Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and the "Bully" Gray Maynard.
The undercard is packed with potentially exciting match-ups featuring the always relentless Clay Guida against the powerful hands of Takanori Gomi. Nate Diaz will look to continue his run at 170-pounds by taking out the "Stun Gun" Dong Hyun-Kim while Chris Leben will go to war with Brian Stann in a middleweight contest.
Stay tuned to MMAMania.com for more on this event as it becomes available.