The anticipated rematch between Leonard Garcia and Nam Phan has been bumped up to the main card of UFC 136 after Dave Herman was forced to withdraw from his fight with fellow heavyweight Mike Russow that had been slated for the pay-per-view broadcast of the October 8 event in Houston, Texas.
After earning a controversial split decision over Phan in their first meeting in December, Garcia (15-7-1) went on to suffer the first Twister submission in UFC history to “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in March, while Phan (16-9) dropped a unanimous decision to former WEC champ Mike Brown in August.
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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Pictured: Nam Phan