September 14, 2009

by Steven Marrocco – MMAWeekly.com
Welterweights Kevin Burns and T.J. Grant are expected to meet at UFC 107.

MMANews first reported the match-up, and MMAWeekly.com subsequently confirmed the news with a source close to the fight.

UFC 107 is expected for the FedEx Forum on Dec. 12 in Memphis, Tenn. A lightweight tilt between champion B.J. Penn and contender Diego Sanchez headlines.

Grant (14-3) fell short in his last Octagon outing, losing a unanimous decision to Korean standout Dong Hyun Kim. The 25-year-old Nova Scotia, Canada, resident made a successful debut at UFC 97, defeating Ryo Chonan by split decision in just his second non-submission victory over three years of competition.

Burns (10-3) is on a two-fight slide, most recently against Chris Lytle at the season nine finale of “The Ultimate Fighter.” After a successful debut against Roan Carneiro at UFC 85, Burns encountered controversy when he inadvertently poked Anthony Johnson in the eye at UFC: Silva vs. Irvin, forcing a stoppage ruled a TKO victory in his favor. The two later met at the season nine finale of “TUF,” where Johnson exacted revenge with a head kick knockout.