Since T.J. Grant (20-5) made the drop to lightweight, he has been untouchable. After making that move in late 2011, Grant is on a four fight win streak. His latest victim was Matt Wiman (15-7) from UFC on FOX.
Grant finished Wiman with nine seconds left in the first round by way of KO. In his debut in a lighter weight class, Grant also has two decisions and a submission win. He’s ready to add a fifth name to that list.
“There’s a lot of tough fighters in this weight class,” said Grant on MMA Fighting. “Joe Silva’s got to make the decision. Jim Miller just won his last fight. You have two really good guys fighting later. I’m ready to take whoever the UFC puts in front of me.”
Miller is coming off a Fight of Night and bloody battle over Joe Lauzon at UFC 155. The two fighters that Grant spoke of were Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone. With Pettis defeating Cerrone on the same FOX card, UFC president Dana White said he gets an upcoming lightweight championship shot. As for Cerrone, his return is not known after being taken out with a shot to the liver.