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Leonard Garcia Steps In to Rematch Nam Phan at UFC 136

Leonard GarciaLeonard Garcia has stepped in to replace an injured Matt Grice and will face Nam Phan at UFC 136 on October 8 in Houston, Texas in a rematch of one of the most controversial fights of 2010, the UFC announced Wednesday.

Phan (16-9), who replaced an injured Josh Grispi on the UFC 136 fight card, is looking for his first UFC win after dropping a split decision to Garcia at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale in December and a unanimous decision to former WEC champ Mike Brown last month.

Garcia (15-7-1) was on the receiving end of the UFC’s first Twister submission from Chan Sung Jung in March in his only fight since the controversial win.

UFC 136 is headlined by a pair of title fights, as lightweight champion Frankie Edgar rematches Gray Maynard and featherweight champ Jose Aldo faces Kenny Florian.

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