Benson Henderson did it again he has now sucessfully defended his belt 3 times now as the UFC lightweight champion. We immediately found out how he will know his next challenger come May.
UFC president Dana White made it known during the post-fight press conference that the winner of Gray Maynard-TJ Grant at UFC 160 will receive the next shot. “Smooth.”
Maynard, was a former contender to the belt when it was held by Frankie Edgar, however has not fought since last summer. He defeated Clay Guida, but then suffered a knee injury in training. Grant, has won four straight. He finished Matt Wiman this past January.
But really, I was a little shocked at this pairing. Is anyone else? What are your feelings on this upcoming match up.