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UFC 136: Leonard Garcia vs Nam Phan rematch booked for Oct. 8 with Matt Grice injured

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Wild brawl, take two. 

Leonard Garcia will make good on his promise to give Nam Phan a rematch almost a full year after their initial meeting, as the two have been booked to get busy at UFC 136 on Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas. The bout was necessitated by Matt Grice having to drop out due to injury, according to UFC.com.

These two were originally scheduled to rematch at UFC Fight Night 24 before Phan suffered an injury. That allowed Chan Sung Jung to step in and get his revenge against "Bad Boy," who served up one of his "Garcia Split's" to the "Korean Zombie" in April of last year.

He did the same to Phan back in Dec. 2010, winning a controversial decision victory after three hard rounds of action. In fact, company President Dana White agreed with fans that Phan was robbed and paid him his win bonus to go along with his show money.

Now he'll give him the chance to get in the cage and do something he couldn't do the first time -- finish the job.

When Phan climbs inside the cage at the Toyota Center in Houston he won't just be fighting for revenge, he may very well be fighting for his job.

That's because the former Ultimate Fighter contestant has lost both of his Octagon contests since getting out of the house late last year and has lost four of five overall. 

This one is important. Time to make something happen.

UFC 136 quickly went from barren and potentially boring to a stacked, must-see pay-per-view event. The card will be headlined by the third and final fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard with Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian occupying the co-main event slot.

If that's not enough for you, a veritable number one middleweight contender bout pitting a returning Chael Sonnen against "All American" Brian Stann is also going down in "Space City."

And to top it all off, the list of incredible match-ups booked for the card include Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago, Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens.

For all the latest news and notes for UFC 136 be sure to check out our event archive right here.