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Chad Griggs becomes UFC’s latest heavyweight addition

Chad Griggs, who made a name for himself on the heavyweight scene when he earned a TKO victory over Bobby Lashley, is headed to the UFC.

Griggs won his last three fights in Strikeforce but the promotion is in the process of having its heavyweight division absorbed by the UFC, instead focusing its attention on other weight classes. Griggs joins Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum as former Strikeforce heavyweights signed by the UFC.

MMAWeekly was the first to break the news on Griggs’ signing. No opponent or date for his debut have been announced.

“The Grave Digger” is 11-1 in his career with the only defeat coming back in 2007 via submission to Shane Ott. His most recent performance came against Valentijn Overeem in June who he beat soundly in the opening round of action.