Ben Henderson to meet T.J. Grant

Updated: June 4, 2013, 11:16 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title against T.J. Grant on Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, promotion officials announced Tuesday night.

Henderson (19-2) will be making his fourth title defense after beating Frankie Edgar in February 2012. In his most recent defense, on April 20, Henderson needed a split decision to hold off former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.

Grant earned a shot at the 155-pound champion with a first-round knockout of Gray Maynard on May 25 at UFC 160 in Las Vegas. The former welterweight is 5-0 as a lightweight and 21-5.

A heavyweight title between former UFC champions Josh Barnett and Frank Mir is also scheduled for the Aug. 31 event. Barnett makes his return to UFC for the first time in 11 years.