Nam Phan Rematches Leonard Garcia at UFC 136

Written by Tom Ngo
September 7th, 2011

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An undisclosed injury has forced Matt Grice out of his UFC 136 bout against Nam Phan. As we all know fully well, the Octagon show waits for no man as Leonard Garcia has quickly stepped in to fill the void.

Garcia took home a highly controversial split decision victory over Phan at “The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale” last December. The featherweights were slated to rematch at “UFC Fight Night 24” in March, but the Vietnamese-American broke his foot and was forced to withdraw.

Chan Sung Jung, better known as “The Korean Zombie,” replaced Phan and served up one of the most thrilling submission wins in Octagon history when he caught Garcia in a rarely-seen twister. The defeat dropped Garcia’s record to 15–7–1.

Some thought Phan’s job was in jeopardy after posting his second consecutive loss when he met Mike Brown at UFC 133. He has lost four of his past five scraps and is surely facing a must-win situation.

UFC 136 takes place October 8th inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Here is the card’s revised lineup:

Preliminary Bouts:

Mike Massenzio vs. Steve Cantwell

Nick Catone vs. Aaron Simpson

Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia

Darren Elkins vs. Tiequan Zhang

Joey Beltran vs. Stipe Miocic

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens

Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago

Main Bouts:


Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon

Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow

Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann

Kenny Florian vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)

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