Christmas will be coming late this year for TJ Grant (Pictured). On Monday, the world’s premier MMA promotion announced the lightweight will face Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann at UFC 141 on New Year’s weekend.
Grant holds a respectable 17-5 professional record, with 13 of his victories coming by way of tapout. He posted a submission win over Shane Roller earlier this month at “UFC on Versus 6.”
Volkmann will be riding a four-fight winning streak into their 155-pound affair. All of his wins during his current run have come via decision. He was most recently seen beating Danny Castillo at “UFC on Versus 5.”
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the December 30th extravaganza.
A heavyweight top contender bout between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the card’s updated roster:
TJ Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann
Sean Pierson vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar