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Phil Davis handed Griggs test

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Phil Davis will look to work his way back into contention for a UFC light-heavyweight title shot when he takes on Chad Griggs at UFC on Fox 4 in August.

Davis, who suffered the first defeat of his career at the hands of Rashad Evans in January, will welcome Griggs to the division following his decision to step down from heavyweight.

Davis had been firmly on track for a crack at Jon Jones' belt, but his failure to overcome Evans handed the former 205lb champion a title shot.

Griggs, meanwhile, will be looking to claim his first win in the promotion following a debut defeat to Travis Browne at UFC 145.

Brian Stann and Hector Lombard are expected to headline UFC on Fox 4 which will take place at Los Angeles' Staples Center on August 4.

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