UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson is now officially poised put his belt on the line a second time in 2013. According to UFC Tonight, Henderson will take on T.J. Grant at UFC 164. The fight will serve as the evening’s main event.
Henderson is coming off a successful showing against Gilbert Melendez, retaining his title for a third time since winning it from Frankie Edgar. He holds an overall record of 19-2 including victories over Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, and Nate Diaz.
The 21-5 Grant has emerged as a force since dropping down to 155 pounds. He is unbeaten in five fights since the move including impressive finishes of Matt Wiman and Gray Maynard. Seventeen of his wins have featured some form of stoppage.
UFC 164 is set to unfold in Milwaukee on August 31. Though still developing, the lineup already features bouts like Guida-Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier-Erik Koch, and Frank Mir-Josh Barnett.