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To no apparent fault of their own, Chad Griggs and Cyrille Diabate have been demoted. The light heavyweights have been removed from the pay-per-view portion of UFC 154.
The 205-pounders will now appear in the card’s prelims, which airs live on FX at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Middleweights Nick Ring and Constantinos Philippou received the bump to the main card. Ring’s Canadian roots likely played a role in the switcheroo.
“UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” takes place November 17th inside Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Here is the show’s revised agenda:
(Facebook 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Besam Yousef vs. TBD
Darren Elkins vs. Steven Siler
Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov
Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mark Bocek
Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi
Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Pablo Garza vs. Mark Hominick
Nick Ring vs. Constantinos Philippou
Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor
Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks
Carlos Condit (UFC interim welterweight champion) vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)
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