Dave Meltzer is reporting that Joe Stevenson has to pull out of his scheduled fight with Takanori Gomi at UFC on VERSUS 2 on Aug. 1 due to a knee injury. His replacement? Tyson Griffin, who is fresh off a split decision loss to Evan Dunham at UFC 115 earlier this month.
Griffin's loss to Dunham was his first since dropping a decision to Sean Sherk at UFC 90. He had won two bouts in that span. Gomi lost his UFC debut to Kenny Florian back at UFC Fight Night in March. He has lost three of his last five fights.
The fight will remain on the show's main card.