Dana White Announces TJ Grant/Maynard Winner to Fight for UFC Lightweight Title
TJ Grant (20-5) has been undefeated as a UFC Lightweight. Since making the drop from 170, Grant has gone 4-0 with wins over Shane Roller, Carlo Prater, Evan Dunham, and Matt Wiman. In his last UFC fight, Grant defeated Wiman with elbow strikes late in the first round.
Maynard will be fighting for his third shot at the UFC title. At UFC 125, Maynard fought Frankie Edgar to a draw and then lost to Edgar at UFC 136. Maynard is coming off an injury and will have been out of the Octagon for nearly a year.
Benson Henderson will be waiting for the winner as he just defended his title for the third time with a split decision win over Gilbert Melendez.