MENU
#Conor McGregor #Nate Diaz #UFC 211 #Cris Cyborg #Bellator 179 #Rory MacDonald #Paul Daley #Daniel Cormier #Jon Jones #Angela Magana #UFC 202


Following a 3-3 run in the UFC welterweight division, Canadian T.J. Grant will move down the scale to meet Oklahoman Shane Roller at lightweight this October.

UFC officials announced Saturday that Grant (Pictured) and Roller have verbally agreed to square off at UFC Live 6, an event expected to take place Oct. 1 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

It is currently unknown whether the bout will be part of the show’s Versus-televised main card, which will be headlined by a UFC bantamweight title clash between champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Demetrious Johnson.

Grant, 27, has alternated wins and losses since his April 2009 UFC debut, a narrow decision win over Japanese veteran Ryo Chonan. The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, native has subsequently been outpointed by Dong Hyun Kim, Johny Hendricks and, most recently, Ricardo Almeida. Five of Grant’s six Octagon outings have gone the distance; prior to entering the UFC, he had seen the judges’ scorecards only once in 15 bouts.

In June, illness forced Grant from his matchup with Charlie Brenneman at UFC Live 4 on just four days’ notice. His bout with Roller will mark Grant’s debut at 155 pounds.

A three time Division I All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University, 32-year-old Roller posted a 6-2 record in World Extreme Cagefighting before transferring to the UFC in March. After debuting with a stunning knockout of highly regarded Brazilian Thiago Tavares, the Team Takedown product was himself knocked cold by Melvin Guillard at July 2’s UFC 132. Roller has finished nine of his 10 wins by submission or knockout, but has been stopped in all four of his career losses.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

England's Darren Till meets Germany's Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

A welterweight fight is the latest addition to next month’s UFC return to Sweden.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dominique Steele meets New Zealand newcomer Luke Jumeau at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

The lineup for the UFC’s return to New Zealand in June continues to grow with the addition of another welterweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Gegard Mousasi needs just 26 words to run down the UFC's middleweight division

  • 18 days ago
  • 143 views

Gegard Mousasi may be a free agent, but he still has no problem providing his unfiltered thoughts on the top talent in the UFC’s middleweight division.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Gerald Meerschaert meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 213 in Las Vegas

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Thiago “Marreta” Santos is the latest addition to July’s UFC 213 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator adds women's flyweights around former UFC title challenger Valerie Letourneau

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

The Bellator women’s flyweight division just got bigger with the signings of five fighters in addition to former UFC title contender Valerie Letourneau.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Twitter reacts to UFC's announcement of new women's flyweight division

  • 20 days ago
  • 27 views

Check out the top Twitter reactions to news of the UFC’s newest division, women’s flyweights, being added later this year.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Announces TUF 26 Will Crown Women's Flyweight Champion | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. read news >>

Report: Chris Wade meets Frankie Perez in Ring of Combat rematch at UFC on FOX 25

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC’s debut event on Long Island this summer has another fight featuring a local – and it’ll be a rematch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Pulls Back on Women’s Flyweight Division | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 7 views

Less than 24 hours after announcing a women's flyweight champion would be crowned this year, UFC officials are putting the idea back in the box. read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyes being 2-division UFC champ, Ronda Rousey's record

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

LOS ANGELES — For a woman already known worldwide as “Joanna Champion,” there is no inkling that she’s content with her status. There is still plenty she’d like to accomplish.Filed under: Featured, F read news >>