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UFC Quick Quote: T.J. Grant will pressure Ben Henderson for five rounds at UFC 164

Will Ben Henderson’s “championship round” experience help him withstand the pressure T.J. Grant brings with him to Milwaukee at UFC 164? The Canadian thinks not.

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

"He definitely has a lot of experience in that (championship rounds) and that plays into his advantage, just being in that situation. But, I'm going to prepare for it. When I train for fights, I prepare and I spar five rounds. It's going to be exciting. I'm not going to let him, I'm going to pressure him, it's going to be in your face. That's the way I like to bring it. We'll see how he fights five rounds when I'm attacking him the whole time."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight No. 1 contender T.J. Grant knows a thing or two about putting on the pressure. Just last month at UFC 160, Grant blitzed through Gray Maynard in the very first round, knocking out "The Bully" in little more than two minutes thanks to the aggressive style that has earned him five straight victories since dropping down to the lightweight division from welterweight two years ago. With the impressive win, the scrappy Canadian earned the right to face divisional champion Benson Henderson for the 155-pound title at UFC 164 on Aug. 31, 2013. And while "Smooth" has demonstrated in his previous four title fights that he can outscore his opponents for 25 minutes, his championship experience will be put to that test when he faces Grant because, as the 29-year-old fighter revealed during a UFC 161 Fight Club Q&A session (watch it here), he plans on being in Henderson's grill all night long. But, will it be enough to break and dethrone one of the most durable 155-pound fighters in the world? We'll have to wait and see.

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