Featherweight Dustin Poirier has agreed to fill in for injured UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and will face Josh Grispi at UFC 125 on Jan. 1.
Sources close to the fight informed Heavy.com of the change this afternoon.
Poirier last faced Zach Micklewright at “WEC 53: Faber vs. Mizugaki.” The Louisiana native swarmed Micklewright from the opening bell, beating him via TKO in just 53 seconds.
Grispi was scheduled to challenge Aldo for the featherweight championship in the co-main event of the evening, but Aldo was forced to pull out of the fight on Tuesday due to compressed vertebrae in his neck.
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