T.J. Grant snatches Shane Roller's arm - Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Two of the best grapplers in the lightweight division have verbally agreed to fight December 30th at UFC 141 as Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist TJ Grant takes on relentless wrestler Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann at the end-of-year event.
Volkmann has quietly amassed a four-fight winning streak, dominating opponents like Danny Castillo and Antonio McKee with his relentless wrestling and active guard-passing. Grant has had mixed results in his UFC career, and has been unable to string together consecutive wins, but the BJJ black belt is coming off an impressive (and slightly controversial) submission victory over Shane Roller.
Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann (13-2)
Win Danny Castillo (unam. decision) - UFC on Versus 5
Win Antonio McKee (split decision) - UFC 125
Win Paul Kelly (unam. decision) - UFC on Versus 2
T.J. Grant (17-5)
Win Shane Roller (submission - armbar) - UFC on Versus 6
Loss Ricardo Almeida (unam. decision) - UFC 124
Win Julio Paulino (unam. decision) - UFC 119