Griggs will have to wait a little longer to make his light
Griggs recently suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable
to compete as expected against Phil Davis at
UFC on Fox 4. Stepping up to face “Mr. Wonderful” will be
undefeated Octagon newcomer Wagner
Prado. Sherdog.com confirmed the news with Prado’s management
Wednesday after an initial report from MMAWeekly.com.
UFC on Fox 4 takes place Aug. 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The show marks the promotion’s third event on Fox’s flagship
network in 2012 and will be headlined by a middleweight clash
between former World Extreme Cagefighting titlist Brian Stann
and ex-Bellator champion Hector
Prado has decimated his competition up to this point, finishing all
but one of his eight career victims by knockout. “Caldeirao” most
recently wrapped a two-fight stint in Brazil’s Max Fight promotion,
where he earned a pair of first-round knockouts. The light
heavyweight’s last in-cage appearance lasted only moments, as the
Brazilian punched out Aldo Sultao
in just 20 seconds on May 13.
Davis suffered the first defeat of his career on Jan. 28, when the
former NCAA Division I wrestling champion was outpointed by ex-UFC
belt holder Rashad
Evans at UFC on Fox 2. Prior to that defeat, Mr. Wonderful had
compiled five Octagon victories in just over one year with the