UFC on Fox 4 Gets Swick-Johnson, Gamburyan-Omigawa, Phan-Miller, Garza-Grispi
Four new bouts have been added to the
UFC on Fox 4
bill, promotion officials announced Tuesday,
including a welterweight contest pitting Mike Swick
Swick will make his Octagon return at the Aug. 4 event after being
sidelined for over two years with injuries and medical issues.
Former featherweight contender Josh Grispi
will also compete at the event, fighting for the first time since
last June against Pablo Garza.
Two additional 145-pound contests are also now set, as Nam Phan meets
Miller while Manny
Gamburyan toes the line against Michihiro
UFC on Fox 4 takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will
be headlined by the UFC debut of former Bellator middleweight king
Lombard, as the native Cuban locks horns with heavy-handed
American Brian Stann.
In addition to the main event, the Las Vegas-based promotion’s
fourth effort on Fox’s flagship network will also see former light
heavyweight champion Lyoto
Machida do battle with “Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 winner
Swick, 32, last competed in Feb. 2010, when he was choked
unconscious by a Paulo
Thiago brabo choke at UFC 109. The defeat marked the second
consecutive loss for the former middleweight, as a defeat the
previous November to Dan Hardy
halted a four-fight winning streak for the man called “Quick.” A
veteran of the original installment of “The Ultimate Fighter,”
Swick holds 10 of his 14 career wins by either knockout or
Johnson advanced to the “TUF 9” final in 2009, only to be submitted
Wilks. Though a pair of wins would follow, Johnson has
alternated victories and defeats in his last five fights, most
recently submitting to a John
Maguire armbar on April 14 at UFC on Fuel TV 2. The setback
marked the sixth career submission loss for the 29-year-old, who
has seen the judges’ scorecards just three times in 25 professional
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