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Tuesday, 06/04/2013, 07:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested and was marred with post-fight controversy.

For T.J. Grant, a stunning first round knockout over Gray Maynard cemented his spot as number one contender back at UFC 160. This win was his fifth in a row, and his second consecutive win by cringe-inducing knockout.

 

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5 Comments to Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

  1. The dude with the FB post says:

    is mental. Pettis won a decision over Benson. Benson winning lackluster fights? Wins over Edgar (2X), Nate, and Melendez lackluster? Whomever thinks that must be new to MMA. And to say Benson fights to a decision is Benson fault shows so much disrespect to fighter mentioned above. There are no cans for Benson to fight anymore. HE is the champion; #1 usually fights fighters in the top 10. If he eventually loses, that new champion will have to be a tough SOB.

    It won’t be Grant, though. :)

  2. JoeMama says:

    The kook with the FB post (Clay Boylls) is a kook indeed.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    Nothing against Bendo,But I’m surprised their going to let him headline a PPV event.He’s not a big draw and I wouldn’t expect too many sales.

  4. Ddddddd says:

    Although I’m not a fan of Benson,he’s a fantastic athlete that can dramatize well and the judges cant get past it. Pettis is the only character he’s faced that could athletically hold up and nullify his acting skills with stunt double moves. If Ben goes down he wipes his feet off as if he slipped. If he gets takin down he appears to have pulled guard, just a couple of examples. Reading comic books and studying the imagery or being a geek/athlete has really paid off for him in some of his biggest fights. He’s definitely got some legitimate victorys but he has had some Oscar performances as well and I just can’t dig his style considering.

  5. Zach Snyder says:

    Grant has been on a year lately demolishing anyone they put in front of him. He was always good at welterweight but he’s unstoppable at lightweight. Maynard is no pushover and i dont think weve ever seen anyone man handle him the way grant did. Don’t be surprised if at the end of the night we have a new champion.

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