A pair of welterweights looking to get back in the win column will collide at UFC 261.
Dwight Grant will welcome Stefan Sekulic back from his two-year suspension. UFC officials announced the booking in a press release on Wednesday.
Grant (10-3) only fought once in 2020 in a memorable one-round fight. He faced Daniel Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar. After hurting Rodriguez in the first minute of the match-up to the point where the fight arguably could have been finished, Rodriguez would come back and finish Grant. The loss would snap Grant’s two-fight winning streak. “The Body Snatcher” was scheduled to fight Li Jingliang at UFC 256, but COVID-19 forced him off the card.
Sekulic (12-3) has not fought since his UFC debut loss to Ramazan Emeev back in 2018. The Serbian would lose a unanimous decision. A few months later, he was given a two-year suspension by USADA after testing positive for drostanolone. Sekulic was cleared to return to active competition on Oct. 31, 2020.
UFC 261 takes place on April 24, when the octagon will be returning to the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacsonville, Florida. Three title fights headline the card.
The card looks like this so far:
- Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
- Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
- Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
- Jimmy Crute vs. Anthony Smith
- Brendan Allen vs. Karl Roberson
- Randy Brown vs. Alex Oliveira
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
- Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
- Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons
- Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Na Liang
- Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic