Benson Henderson vs. T.J. Grant lightweight title fight an option for UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut


The UFC's next lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and T.J. Grant could take place at the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event his August, according to UFC President Dana White.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White teased earlier this week that there are a number of fights under consideration for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event headliner, and now we know Benson Henderson vs. T.J. Grant for the lightweight title is on the list of possibilities.

Going in to Saturday's (May 25, 2013) UFC 160 event, White said he had four potential fights in mind to serve as the main event on Aug. 17, 2013 in Boston, Mass., but first he had to see how a number of situations played out.

With Grant obliterating Gray Maynard for a first-round knockout in Las Vegas to secure his shot at the gold, White felt comfortable revealing the next 155-pound title fight could fall onto the FOX Sports 1 debut card; however, he was ultimately non-committal about the date for the match up, and was unwilling to share the other potential fights that could serve as the main event.

"There's four fights we're looking at right now for that show. That's one of them," White said following UFC 160.

With Grant coming out of his win over "The Bully" relatively unscathed, UFC officials could look to put the title fight together for just under three months from now.

The Canadian expressed interest in having the match up take place at UFC 165 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this September, but at the end of the day is willing to fight "Smooth" anywhere.

As of now, only one major fight has been confirmed for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut card, and that's a Heavyweight match up between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.

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