Jacob Volkmann vs. T.J. Grant Added To UFC 141

Jacob Volkmann

Lightweight bout added to preliminary card

Jacob Volkmann will look for his fifth straight UFC victory when he meets T.J. Grant at UFC 141 later this year.

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.”