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Chad Griggs Headed From Strikeforce To The UFC

According to a report by, Strikeforce heavyweight Chad Griggs will become a UFC fighter in 2012. It was recently announced that Strikeforce’s heavyweight division would be absorbed by the UFC, with fighters such as Fabricio Werdum already signed to compete against inside the Octagon.

Griggs made a name for himself when he took out former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley by TKO. He followed that up with wins over Glan Villante and Valentijn Overeem.

“The Grave Digger” currently holds a career record of 11-1, with his lone loss coming in 2007 by submission to Shane Ott. There has been no mention of a possible opponent or date for Griggs’ debut with the UFC.