Lightweight Grapplers Shane Roller, Jacob Volkmann Meet Sept. 1 at UFC 151
The fight card for UFC
continued to develop Tuesday, as UFC officials announced
that lightweights Shane
will square off at the Sept. 1 event.
UFC 151 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
and is headlined by a light heavyweight title showdown between
reigning champ Jon Jones and
ex-Strikeforce titlist Dan
Henderson. The evening’s pay-per-view broadcast will also see
former welterweight title contender Josh
Koscheck lock horns with Jake
Ellenberger in the co-main event.
Roller (Pictured) halted a three-fight skid in his most recent
Octagon appearance, riding John Alessio
to a unanimous decision on July 7 at UFC 148. Prior to the victory,
Roller’s standing as a UFC lightweight appeared to be jeopardy, as
the World Extreme Cagefighting veteran dropped bouts to Melvin
Guillard, T.J. Grant and
In contrast to his upcoming opponent, Volkmann saw a five-fight
winning streak snapped when he was caught in a Paul Sass
triangle-armbar submission two months ago. The UFC 146 defeat
stands as Volkmann’s only loss as a lightweight and marks his first
UFC loss since submitting to a Martin
Kampmann guillotine choke in 2010. Prior to his setback against
Sass, Volkmann had outpointed Ronys
Torres, Paul Kelly,
Castillo and Efrain
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