There's a lightweight scrap on tap for the upcoming UFC 141 pay-per-view that pits Obama hater Jacob Volkmann against Canadian grappler T.J. Grant, currently scheduled for Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Two of the best grapplers in the lightweight division have verbally agreed to fight December 30th at UFC 141 as Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist TJ Grant takes on relentless wrestler Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann at the end-of-year event."
After opening his UFC career with back-to-back losses to Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann, "Christmas" has quietly strung together four consecutive wins, including a UFC on Versus 5 unanimous decision nod over former WEC star Danny Castillo.
Grant is also coming off a win following his armbar submission of Shane Roller at UFC on Versus 6 earlier this month. The Fit Plus jiu-jitsu wizard is consistently inconsistent, having racked up an Octagon record of 4-3 and never winning (or losing) two in a row since his 2009 debut.
UFC 141 will take place on a Friday, on Dec. 30, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a mega-fight pitting former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taking on former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.
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