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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.

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