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 â€œCro Copâ€? 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