Canadian welterweight TJ Grant has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and will make his promotional debut in his home country on April 18th in Montreal against Ryo Chonan.
Grant revealed the news in a recent interview with Sherdog.
Grant (13-2), who has fought exclusively in Canada with a variety of promotions including TKO and King of the Cage, holds recent victories over UFC veterans Chad Reiner and Forrest Petz and has lost just once in his last eight bouts.
Chonan (16-8) is a PRIDE and DEEP veteran who has gone just 1-2 since debuting in the UFC in late-2007. “The Piranha”, who defeated current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in 2004, rebounded from his UFC debut loss to Karo Parisyan with a split decision victory over Roan Carneiro in September, but was again defeated in December, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Brad Blackburn.
Though Grant has agreed to the 170-pound matchup Chonan has not yet made the bout official.