Lightweight bout added to preliminary card
UFC officials today announced the lightweight fight, which will take place on the UFC’s traditional year-end show on Dec. 30. The event is headlined by former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem making his UFC debut against former UFC champion Brock Lesnar.
Volkmann most recently earned a victory over Danny Castillo at “UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle” in August. He has also defeated Ronys Torres, Paul Kelly and Antonio McKee during his winning streak and has earned a modest amount of fame for asking to fight President Barack Obama.
Grant has alternated wins and losses since debuting in the promotion at UFC 97, but recently scored a submission win over Shane Roller at “UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.”