Undefeated Prospect Wagner Prado Steps in to Face Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 4



When opportunity knocks you have to answer.

An injury has forced Chad Griggs out of his UFC on Fox 4 bout against Phil Davis so undefeated prospect Wagner Prado has been tapped as his replacement.

Prado’s management team at AMR Group confirmed the new fight to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday with bout agreements in place for the August card.

MMAWeekly.com first profiled Wagner Prado earlier this year when he was a 6-0 pro training out of Team Nogueira.

Since that time the young Brazilian has picked up one more win and now makes his dream jump to the UFC where he faces a tough test in former NCAA champion wrestler Phil Davis.

“My biggest dream is to be the UFC light heavyweight champion of the world and thank God I’m on the right track, but I’ll go up one step at a time. I’m working toward achieving my goal and one day I’ll be there,” said Prado in April.

Now he’s there and he’ll get the chance to make a very big impact in his first fight as he faces Phil Davis at the UFC on Fox 4 card on Aug 4 in Los Angeles.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

A welterweight pairing pitting Kenny Robertson against George Sullivan has been added to UFC on Fox 15 “Rockhold vs. Machida” on April 18. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

After his fight against Ryan Bader at UFC on January 24, Phil Davis' finished out the last fight on his contract with the UFC. As reported on Wednesday night's edition of UFC Tonight, "Mr. Wonderful" read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 426 views

What's worse than losing a fight? Losing a fight when it's the last one on your current contract. That's the position longtime light heavyweight contender Phil Davis faces midway through the first qu read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 8 views

Perennial UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis is no longer under contract with Zuffa, but the company does hold exclusive negotiating rights. Davis finished out the last fight on his contract read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

There are no easy roads to the top of the UFC's light heavyweight division, and two emerging talents will get their opportunity to take another step toward the elite tier when Ovince St. Preux and Pa read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Zane Simon & T.P. Grant are joined by Sherdog's Patrick Wyman for a look at everything scouting in MMA including Mirsad Bektic, Makwan Amirkhani, Albert Tumenov, Kelvin Gastelum, and in a special non read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Benson Henderson will step in on short notice and add 15 pounds for the main event at UFC Fight Night in Colorado, officials announced late Friday night. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal has been booked for UFC Fight Night 63, sorry Cowboy. While Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal have agreed on social media to face each other, the UFC matchmakers have d read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Could it be? Hype can be a dangerous thing. According to Rashad Evans, that seems to be the case for Alexander Gustafsson, the poster boy for Swedish mixed martial arts (MMA) who recently suffered a read news >>