Phil Davis has been confirmed as the replacement opponent for Forrest Griffin at UFC 155.
Griffin had been due to meet Chael Sonnen for what would have been Sonnen’s UFC light-heavyweight debut, but Sonnen was pulled from the bout to take a coaching spot on TUF 17 opposite Jon Jones.
Davis submitted Wagner Prado at the weekend’s UFC 153 event in Brazil and escaped injury in the process, allowing him to take this fight on December 29.
The main card for UFC 155 now looks like this:
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC Heavyweight Title)
Phil Davis vs. Forrest Griffin
Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard
Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch
Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami
Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries
Chris Leben vs. Karlos Vemola