TJ Grant Injured, Pettis Gets His Wish and Faces Bendo For Title at UFC 164


UFC Logo ThumbnailThe Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced on their Facebook page that Canadian Lightweight standout TJ Grant has been forced out his title shot against Ben Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31 with an undisclosed injury. Anthony Pettis has gotten his wish and will step in to take Grant’s place in front of his hometown crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Anthony Pettis raised some eyebrows about a month ago when he was forced to pull out of a Featherweight Title Fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 163, That didn’t stop Pettis from requesting to take Grant’s spot against Henderson less than a month later at UFC 164. Pettis and Henderson have a history as they battled for the WEC Lightweight Title at their final event back in December 2010 which saw Pettis take the decision on the scorecards and introduced the world to the “Showtime Kick”.

Grant’s injury was unknown as of press time and it’s unclear how long he’ll be out of action. Barring an extended layoff, Grant should stay atop the heap at Lightweight and should be in line for a shot at the winner of Henderson vs. Pettis II.

UFC 164 also features the return of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett taking on fellow former champion Frank Mir in the co-main event and can be seen on PPV, Sportsnet 360 and Facebook in Canada.

11 Responses to “ TJ Grant Injured, Pettis Gets His Wish and Faces Bendo For Title at UFC 164 ”

  1. Jeff Harrison says:

    Concussion says Facebook. Man tha is brutal. Heal up

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  2. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Man that there is some shitty news. I bet the UFC will now match up Grant vs Thompson (October).

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  3. Robin Black says:

    Screw Thomson. Grant gets the winner for the title.

    Its TJs time, he’s earned it. Just a setback. Just a challenge.

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  4. beez says:

    get well champ!!!!

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  5. mikey says:

    what robin said. MAN FUCK THOMSON. Sure hes really good. he upset diaz but he only has one fight under the UFC banner. T.J has been fighting the best guys in the UFC for how long now? He deserves the shot. He’ll be back to training in a few weeks , maybe a month, and start preppin to fight the winner of showtime and Bendo.

    Thomson should fight either EL NINO AGAIN to determine who’s after T.J, or someone like JAMIE VARNER, EDSON BARBOZA, EVAN DUNHAM, maybe even that mental midget guy, melvin guillard

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  6. mikey says:

    or give THOMSON that 20-0 guy, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

    That’s be a good fight too I’m sure. Anyways fly to jesus now bys T.J is the MAN

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  7. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    If I’m not mistaken, Thompson and Khabib train at AMA?

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  8. Dante says:

    I can’t paste a pic but click the link

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  9. Kimurawear says:

    Total downer

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  10. mikey says:

    dont call me leon, i dont give a shit where they train or if they train together. it’s the fight business. fight who they put in front of you and shut your mouth. it’s not like theyre doing it for free these mofos make decent flow

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