Anthony Pettis had stated after UFC 164 on Saturday night that he had heard a pop in his knee. Everyone can breath a little bit easier now as an MRI revealed yesterday that Pettis has a Grade 2 knee sprain and will be sidelined for about seven to eight weeks. That news was broken by UFC President Dana White who made the announcement on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” last night. It was also announced that the new champion already has an opponent for his first title defense.
Yahoo Sports MMA reporter Kevin Iole announced on Twitter last night that Pettis will face off with TJ Grant at a event, date and venue to be determined.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 3, 2013
A lot of speculation was that Pettis may face featherweight champion Jose Aldo next, but White stuck with Grant.
The Canadian lost fought in May at UFC 160 when he defeated former two time UFC lightweight title challenger Grey Maynard by first round TKO.
When an announcement is made regarding when Grant and Pettis will square off, we will bring it to you here at betweentheropes.com.