UFC 107: Kevin Burns vs TJ Grant likely for Memphis on Dec. 12

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Welterweights Kevin Burns (7-3) and TJ Grant (14-3) have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 107 from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 12, according to MMANews.com.

Both fighters are coming off losses and will look to get back in the win column.

Burns dropped a hard-fought unanimous decision to Chris Lytle at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale back in June. He had the iron-chinned fireman rocked early in the opening frame; however, he was unable to put the "Lights Out" and went on to lose the following two rounds on the judges scorecards.

It was the second straight defeat for "The Fire" -- he absorbed a wicked Anthony Johnson head kick that had him out before he hit the canvas at TUF 8 Finale in Dec. 2008.

The Des Moines, Iowa-based fighter is likely feeling the pressure to get back to his winning ways or risk possibly getting released from the promotion.

Grant was on the wrong side of a unanimous decision at UFC 100: "Lesnar vs. Mir 2" when he tangled with Korean import, Dong Hyun Kim, back in July.

The Fit Plus standout, a submission specialist, made his Octagon debut with a split decision victory over Pride FC veteran, Ryo Chonan, in front of his hometown fans at UFC 97: "Redemption" in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Grant has been winning over audiences north of the United States border for quite some time and will look to continue that trend in "The Volunteer State."

UFC 107 will feature a main event between lightweight division champion BJ Penn defending his title against number one division contender Diego Sanchez, as well as a heavyweight showdown between former champion Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.

In addition, a lightweight attraction between stars Kenny Florian and Clay Guida was recently shifted to the card to compensate for the loss of the light heavyweight showdown between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.

For more on the developing UFC 107 fight card and rumors click here.

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