UFC officials have selected Phil Davis to take the place of Chael Sonnen for UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II. Davis will meet Forrest Griffin on the December 29 card from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Davis (10-1) recently earned a submission victory over Wagner Prado in impressive fashion. He lost to Rashad Evans in the beginning of 2011.
Griffin (19-7) topped Tito Ortiz this past July, improving to 3-1 in his last four bouts.
Sonnen was removed from the scheduled fight after accepting a spot on The Ultimate Fighter opposite UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Sonnen-Jones will meet in April.
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