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UFC 70: David Heath to Replace Griffin

David Heath (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be replacing Forrest Griffin at UFC 70 according to The Fight Network. Heath will face undefeated Ryoto Machida (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Griffin was forced to withdraw yesterday from the April 21st event due to a severe staph infection in his knee.

Heath dominated in his first UFC fight at UFC 62 winning at the half way point of the first round with a submission over Corey Walmsley. His next fight was a closely contested split decision over Victor Valimaki at UFC Fight Night 7 in December. Mahchida beat Sam Hoger at UFC 67 in Febuary to win his UFC debut.

Here is the complete UFC 70 card barring any further injuries:

Main Card (on Spike):
Mirko “Cro Cop� Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Ryoto Machida vs. David Heath

Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo
Andre Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum
Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic

Preliminary Fights (may not air):
Jess Liaudin vs. Dennis Siver
Alessio Sakara vs. Victor Valimaki
Terry Etim vs. Matt Grice
David Lee vs. Junior Assuncao
Edilberto Souza De Oliveira vs. Paul Taylor

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