paul sass jacob volkmann
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is putting together a lightweight fight between Paul Sass and Jacob Volkmann, who are expected to collide at the upcoming UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fighters Only brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Sass is perfect through 12 fights in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, one that includes a staggering 11 finishes by way of submission. With eight of those taps resulting from triangle chokes, it should come as no surprise that his combat sport nickname is "Sassangle."
But will he be sassy enough to survive an early "Christmas?"
After dropping back-to-back fights to kick off his ZUFFA career, Volkmann was able to right the ship and reel off five straight wins. While all five were decisions (three unanimous, two splits), the Obama-hater was able to get the job done and keep himself in the running for bigger and better things.
But will Volkmann's wrestling, his biggest asset, put him in a precarious position against the grappling phenom?
UFC 146 is expected to be headlined by the biggest fight of the year (literally), when heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos puts his strap on the line for the very first time against division number one contender and famed Dutch striker Alistair Overeem.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.