by Teagen James · Filed Under: MMA News
A lightweight bout between Jacob Volkmann (14-2) and undefeated Paul Sass (12-0) is in the works for UFC 146 in Las Vegas.
Since dropping his first two UFC fights to welterweights Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann, Volkmann has won five consecutive fights in the lightweight division. Most recently, the three-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler picked up a unanimous-decision victory over Efrain Escudero at UFC 141. In fact, all five of his recent wins have come via decision, including split-decision nods over Ronys Torres and Antonio McKee.
Sass recently picked up his second UFC victory (and his 12th straight win overall) with a heel-hook submission of Michael Johnson at UFC on Versus 6 in October. The British fighter, who recently was forced out of a UFC on FOX 2 bout with Evan Dunham due to an injury, now owns 11 submissions in 12 career victories.
UFC 146 takes place May 26 in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena.