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Cyrille Diabate Collides with Chad Griggs at UFC 154

Written by Tom Ngo
September 19th, 2012
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UFC Cyrille Diabate

And then there was one. As in only one UFC 154 fight that hasn’t been OFFICIALLY announced after the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion added a light heavyweight affair between Cyrille Diabate (Pictured) Chad Griggs to the November 17th card.

Eleven of the lineup’s 12 bouts have now been made official.

Ironically, the only scrap not confirmed is the show’s featured attraction between welterweight king Georges St-Pierre and interim champ Carlos Condit. However, that title unification fight is all but a done deal.

Diabate looks to post back-to-back victories for the first time since May 2010. The 39-year-old veteran has alternated between wins and losses over his past five fights. “Snake” was most recently seen taking a majority decision over Tom DeBlass in April.

Griggs’ big league career got off to a rocky start. The former Strikeforce slugger was quickly submitted by Travis Browne at UFC 145.

Montreal’s Bell Centre hosts the festivities.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho

Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov

Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate

Stephen Thompson vs. Besam Yousef

Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mark Bocek

Pablo Garza vs. Mark Hominick

Constantinos Philippou vs. Nick Ring

Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi

Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor

Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks

Carlos Condit (UFC interim welterweight champion) vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)

(Picture provided by Steven Houchin of Shotgun Images)

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