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Middleweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Body Snatcher"

Dwight Grant

Middleweight Division

11-6-0 (W-L-D)

7

Victorias por nocaut

4

Primeros acabados redondos

Dwight Grant

Récord del Atleta

Info

Learn more about Dwight Grant's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Ciudad natal
Brooklyn, United States
Trenes en
Alliance MMA
Estilo de lucha
Muay Thai
Años
38
Alto
73.00
Peso
184.40
Debut del octágono
Dec. 15, 2018
Alcance
76.00
Alcance de la pierna
44.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2011

     
  • Has won nine of his last 14

     
  • Seven wins by KO

     
  • Four first round finishes

     
  • Origin of nickname: “It’s the name I got when I started training at AKA because I like to drop people with body shots.”

UFC History

UFC on ABC
(7/16/22) Grant lost a three round unanimous decision to Dustin Stoltzfus 

UFC Fight Night (4/23/22) Grant was stopped by Sergey Khandozhko via strikes at 4:15 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Grant lost a three round unanimous decision over to Francisco Trinaldo

UFC 261 (4/24/21) Grant won a three round split decision over Stefan Sekulic

UFC on ESPN (8/22/20) Grant was knocked out by Daniel Rodriguez at 2:24 of the first round

UFC 236 (4/13/19) Grant won a three round split decision over Alan Jouban

UFC Fight Night (2/23/19) Grant stopped Carlo Pedersoli via strikes at 4:59 of the first round

UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Grant lost a three round split decision to Zak Ottow

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Week two
(6/19/18) Grant knocked out Tyler Hill at 2:08 of the second round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I grew up watching martial arts movies and always imitating them, but I wanted to be a stunt man or a pro skateboarder. Those things were fun but I never felt more free a day in my life than the first time I fought in front of a real crowd. After that, fighting is all I wanted to do and, looking back, it's like I've been training for it all my life.

What titles have you held? WKA national MMA champion and world MMA champion. WKA United States and Northeastern regional Muay Thai champion.

Do you have any heroes? My Grandfather and my wife.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can provide for my family and give them the life and opportunities they deserve. It means all the sacrifices I've made and pain I've endured has been leading to a place of celebration. It means I'm one of the best in the world, hands down, and every time I get my hand raised I’ll put a seal on that.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, for a bit, and I majored in theatre.

What was your job before you started fighting? Martial arts instructor, security guard, computer tech, car electronics sales.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Longest first round KO streak in Friday Night Fights history.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ, red belt in Kung Fu, certified edged weapons specialist

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook