Chad Griggs vs Cyrille Diabate Added to UFC 154


Chad Griggs

  • 11-2 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Bobby Lashley, Gian Villante, Valentijn Overeem


Cyrille Diabate

  • 18-8-1 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Luiz Cane, Steve Cantwell, Tom DeBlass


UFC 154

November 17th, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre


Chad Griggs drops to light heavyweight for the first time in his professional career following his first round arm-triangle choke loss to Travis Browne at UFC 145. Griggs came to the UFC after Strikeforce the dismantled the heavyweight division. While in Strikeforce, Griggs went 3-0, including wins over Bobby Lashley, Gian Villante, and Valentijn Overeem.

Cyrille Diabate is coming off arguably his best performance in the UFC, since he made his debut in May of 2010. At UFC on Fuel TV 2, Diabate showed off a much-improved take down defense, which helped his stay on the feet and out-strike Tom DeBlass en route to a majority decision. The win was his first since getting submitted by Anthony Perosh by rear naked choke at UFC 138.


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