More fights are being announced for the UFC's first card in Washington, DC proper. Two lightweight fights are part of the event's - UFC on Versus 6 - fight card. The UFC announced the news via their site:
Canadian standout T.J. Grant will make his lightweight debut against Shane Roller in an October 1st bout verbally agreed to today. The match will take place at Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
Lightweight veterans Yves Edwards and Rafaello Oliveira will square off in Washington DC on October 1st in a quest to get back in the win column after recent losses to Sam Stout and Gleison Tibau, respectively. This bout on the UFC Live card was verbally agreed to today.
A lot of risk for multiple competitors here. Grant is looking to make lightweight a home after having a challenging time at welterweight. This could be the end of Edwards' second UFC run if he loses to Oliveira, and Oliveira is likely also on the chopping block in the event of a loss. And Roller needs a big win after being bludgeoned by Melvin Guillard.
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