With Chael Sonnen coaching "The Ultimate Fighter" and fighting UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, Forrest Griffin needed a new opponent for UFC 155. Today, he got one in the form of Phil Davis, who just beat Wagner Prado in Brazil at UFC 153.
Griffin won a decision over the retiring Tito Ortiz at UFC 148 in July. This will be the fourth time in 2012 that Davis will fight. He dropped a decision to Rashad Evans in January, then his first fight with Prado ended in a no contest in August after an eyepoke stopped the bout.
This fight is another strong addition to the year-end card that is already looking good. UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will rematch with Cain Velasquez. Tim Boetsch and Chris Weidman will square off, Joe Lauzon will fight Gray Maynard, and Alan Belcher will meet Yushin Okami.
Of course, it's October. There are still six weeks until this fight card happens. With the luck the UFC has had this year, this line-up will not make it to Dec. 29. Every fighter on the card needs to be careful around mirrors, avoid black cats and ladders, throw salt at every opportunity, and just stay healthy.