UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will face T.J. Grant for his fourth title defense sometime this year.
Saturday night, Grant defeated Gray Maynard via TKO, bombarding the former contender numerous times and dropping him several more in earning the No. 1 contender spot. The UFC previously announced that the winner would receive the next shot at “Smooth.”
— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) May 26, 2013
Henderson recently defeated Gilbert Melendez, adding to wins over Frankie Edgar and Nate Diaz.
Following the win over Maynard, Grant said, “I want to fight Benson Henderson. I want to be the champ.”