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UFC on Fox 6: Lightweights Matt Wiman and T.J. Grant to Meet in January

Photo credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
Photo credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
Scott HarrisFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2012

Lightweights Matt Wiman and T.J. Grant will meet Jan. 26 at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago.

UFC Canada announced the fight Wednesday on its Twitter feed.

Coming off of a FOTN win @tj_grant will next face “Handsome” Matt Wiman, on the heels of his Sub of the Night win, on Jan 26 in Chicago.

— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) November 7, 2012

The 28-year-old Grant (19-5, 6-3 UFC) has captured plenty of attention during his current three-fight win streak. Most recently, he garnered Fight of the Night honors for his bloody beating of Evan Dunham at UFC 152.

Wiman, 29 (15-6, 9-4 UFC) won his second straight with a Submission of the Night-winning performance over previously undefeated Paul Sass at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in September. It was Wiman's first fight after taking a year away from the sport.

Coincidentally, Wiman was a guest Wednesday on The MMA Hour radio program.

“He’s a great fighter," Wiman said of Grant. "He’s good everywhere and he brings it. He’s on a roll. I’ve always liked him as a person and as a fighter.”

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