The UFC has announced three featherweight matches for UFC on FOX 4 which takes place August 4th in Los Angeles, Calif. In each of the three announced matches, each featherweight fighter is looking to get back in the win column and rebound from a previous loss.
Josh Grispi vs. Pablo Garza, Nam Phan vs. Cole Miller, and Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa have all been added to the UFC on FOX 4 event.
Michihiro Omigawa (13-11-1) has had a tough time inside the octagon, losing three of his four UFC bouts. He lost a decision to Luri Alcantara at UFC 142 in January.
In the WEC, Manny Gamburyan (11-7) rose atop the featherweight rankings and challenged Jose Aldo for the WEC Featherweight title. Gamburyan lost that title match by KO in the second round and has lost both his UFC outings since then. This will be Gamburyan’s first fight since December 30th 2011, where he lost to Diego Nunes by decision.
Cole Miller (18-6) was defeated in his last matchup by Steven Siler by decision at UFC on FX 2 in March of this year. Nam Phan (17-10) comes into this matchup having lost three of his four UFC fights.
Phan lost a controversial decision in his UFC debut to Leonard Garcia at the Ultimate Fighter 12 finale, a fight that many thought should have concluded with Phan’s arm being raised. Phan would avenge that loss at UFC 136 which is his only UFC win to date. Phan most recently lost to Jimy Hettes at UFC 141.
Josh Grispi (14-3) returns from a 14 month layoff due to injury to take on Pablo Garza (11-3). Grispi had a 10 fight win streak snapped by Dustin Porier at UFC 125 and then lost to George Roop at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale by a crushing punch to the body that sent Grispi to the mat.
His opponent Pablo Garza (11-3) is also on a two fight skid started by Dustin Poirier. Garza was submitted by Poirier at UFC on FOX 1 and most recently lost a decision to Dennis Bermudez at UFC on FOX 3.
The updated UFC on FOX 4 card is as follows:
- Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann
- Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
- Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell
- Terry Etim vs. Joe Lauzon
- Rob Broughton vs. Matt Mitrione
- Phil Davis vs. Chad Griggs
- Phil De Fries vs. Oli Thompson
- DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick
- Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
- Pablo Garza vs. Josh Grispi
- Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
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