Pettis Out 2 Months; Will Face TJ Grant Next


TJ Grant at UFC Community Works

TJ Grant (photo: Mike Fischl)

UFC President Dana White was on ESPN SportsCenter tonight where he broke the news that Anthony Pettis will defend his UFC Lightweight title against Nova Scotia’s TJ Grant next.

First Pettis must recover from a knee injury that White indicated will take up to two months to heal.  The Lightweight champ received the injury while checking a Benderson Henderson kick in their UFC 164 bout.

Following his win at UFC 164, Pettis asked for a shot against Featherweight title holder Jose Aldo.  The UFC Twitter account tweeted that Aldo vs Pettis may be next if Pettis gets by Grant.

If Pettis beats Grant, Aldo is likely to be the next fight. Gilbert Melendez is also in the mix for a shot at the title.

First, the Milwaukee native must get by Grant, who has never lost at Lightweight in the UFC.  Following his win over Gray Maynard at UFC 160, Grant was scheduled to face Benson Henderson at UFC 164 but had to pull out due to a concussion that he received in training.  Pettis took Grant’s spot against Henderson and the rest is history.  With the title shot, Grant will become the first Canadian fighter to challenge for the UFC Lightweight belt.

There was no mention by the UFC on the card that the Pettis vs Grant title fight will be on.  Stay tuned to Top MMA News for that information as it becomes available.

3 Responses to “ Pettis Out 2 Months; Will Face TJ Grant Next ”

  1. Jamie Locke says:


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  2. Marv says:

    I dunno man

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  3. Marv says:

    Ill admit I said the same thing before he knocked out Gray Maynard though! Ill be cheerin for him!

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