One of the hottest prospects in the lightweight division right now is TJ Grant. Grant has dominated his competition since transitioning down to the lightweight division, and he has been so successful that he was eventually awarded a title shot against the current champ, Anthony Pettis.
However, a concussion prevented him from fighting for the belt, and he has been sidelined until further notice. It’s a shame for Grant, because he had a lot of momentum behind him. At lightweight, he has been able to amass an impressive record of 5-0. His latest win over Gray Maynard was quite impressive, because in just the first round, Grant was able to get the TKO. His striking abilities were on full display in this bout, and Grant is one of the most dangerous fighters in the division.
Hopefully, Grant can recover from this concussion as quickly as possible in order to get back inside the octagon. It’s more than likely that he won’t get a title shot right out of the gate, but there are some great opponents for him in the lightweight division. A bout with Rafael Dos Anjos makes a lot of since, as Anjos is also on an impressive winning streak, winning five straight in a row. The winner would emerge as a title contender, where Pettis is the champ and has also been sidelined with an injury.
The lightweight division has never been more exciting, and it’s going to be interesting to see who emerges at the forefront to challenge for the title.