Ricardo Almeida vs. TJ Grant Scheduled for UFC 124

Welterweights Ricardo Almeida and TJ Grant have agreed to meet at UFC 124 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, MMA Fighting has learned.

The event, headlined by Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck II for the welterweight title, takes place on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre.

Sportsnet.ca first reported the fight.

Almeida (12-4) is coming off a disappointing first round loss to Matt Hughes in August. The Brazilian is 1-1 since move down to 170.

Grant (16-4) defeated Julio Paulino at UFC 119 in September. The native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, will undoubtedly be the crowd favorite. This will also mark Grant's appearance on a UFC card in Montreal.

Thus far, there are five Canadian fighters scheduled to compete on the card.

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