A rumble resembling a grappling enthusiast’s wet dream has been booked for September 1 at UFC 151 in the form of a recently announced bout between Shane Roller–Jacob Volkmann. Each has excelled on the mat with a number of their victories involving some form of submission finish.
UFC officials confirmed the fight earlier today.
Roller is coming off a decision win over John Alessio in his previous pairing, snapping a three-fight losing streak in the process as well. The 11-6 Roller also holds past triumphs over the likes of Anthony Njokuani, Danny Castillo, and Jamie Varner.
In Volkmann he will face a fellow ground-specialist with a 14-3 record and six instances of success coming via tap-out. He is coming off a loss to Paul Sass but had won five straight inside the Octagon leading up to the stumble.
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