There's an interesting welterweight match-up brewing for the UFC on FUEL TV 3 fight card featuring T.J. Grant vs. Carlo Prater, who are reportedly booked to throw down on May 15 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
The gang up at MM-Eh.ca brought word of the pending bout earlier today.
Grant (17-5) is coming off an armbar submission victory over Shane Roller at UFC on Versus 6 last October. 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.
He was expected to fight Jacob Volkmann at UFC 141 back in December, but was forced to pull out after banging up his elbow in Brazil.
The same place Prater was making a few headlines of his own.
"Neo" (30-10), of course, has been mired in ref-gate, when Mario Yamasaki disqualified Erick Silva for strikes to the back of Prater's head on the UFC 142 card earlier this year.
The sooner he gets another fight under his belt and puts that bout behind him, the better for everybody.
UFC on FUEL TV 3 will be headlined by an electrifying featherweight fracas featuring Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung.
Lightweight standouts Donald Cerrone vs. Yves Edwards will also see action while Thiago Silva makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon against Igor Pokrajac.
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