UFC Announces Three Additions to “Jackson vs. Griffin”


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced three additional fights will take place at UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin on July 5th.

The event will be headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s first light heavyweight title defense in nearly a year as he will take on Forrest Griffin, who is currently serving as one of the coaches alongside Jackson on the current seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will try to continue a successful road back from a near career-ending motorcycle accident when he takes on Team Punishment member Justin McCully, who has not fought since winning a unanimous decision over Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9, leaving him inactive since last year.

Joe Stevenson will attempt to bounce back from a failed bid for the UFC lightweight title in January when he challenges American Top Team’s Gleison Tibau. German native Dennis Siver will also return to action against Melvin Guillard, who recently took a leave of absence from the UFC in order to fight in smaller shows.

The rumored fight card for the event now looks like this:

Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin
Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle*
Joe Stevenson vs. Gleison Tibau
Frank Mir vs. Justin McCully
Ricardo Almeida vs. Patrick Cote*
Melvin Guillard vs. Dennis Siver
Justin Buchholz vs. Corey Hill*
Tyson Griffin vs. TBA*
Cole Miller vs. TBA*
Steve Bruno vs. TBA*
Ben Saunders vs. TBA*

* - not yet confirmed by UFC.

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