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Signed, sealed and (soon to be) delivered.
After Chad Griggs dug his own grave in training camp, Phil Davis has been reassigned to take on unbeaten prospect Wagner Prado at the UFC on FOX 4 event from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2012.
The promotion made the bout official on Thursday.
Davis (9-1) saw his undefeated record snapped by former division champion Rashad Evans earlier this year, in a bout where the NCAA Division I national champion wrestler out of Penn State was stymied across five rounds en route to a convincing unanimous decision loss.
Time to get back on the horse.
Prado (8-0) cut his teeth on the South American regional scene, racking up seven (T)KO wins in his eight fights and is one of the few Brazilians who comes into the Octagon without a single submission win. I guess you don't need to work the ground game when you're that good at knocking fools out.
"Mr. Wonderful," beware.
UFC on FOX 4 will feature the recently announced light heavyweight bout pitting Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera while Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida and Ben Rothwell vs. Travis Browne are also scheduled to hook 'em up in the "City of Angels."
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