UFC 164 has its headliner as UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will face off with T.J. Grant in Milwaukee. News of the pairing broke earlier tonight on UFC Tonight.
Grant earned his shot at the title by demolishing Gray Maynard at UFC 160. The native of Nova Scotia has reeled off five straight victories since dropping to lightweight in 2011.
UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was last in action at UFC on FOX 7, where he edged Gilbert Melendez in a contentious split decision. “Bendo” has won all seven of his UFC appearances, with his last career loss coming against Anthony Pettis in their classic WEC 53 battle.
UFC 164 will take place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31 and will air live on PPV. The card will feature a pair of featherweight bouts as Dustin Poirier takes on Erik Koch and Chad Mendes takes on Clay Guida.