Grant Dawson
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Off card for UFC 246
January 14, 2020
Dawson won't fight Chas Skelly at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, reports.
Dawson announced the removal from the card for undisclosed reasons Tuesday. He said he is working with the promotion in an attempt to get the bout rescheduled for some point, but it's unlikely that Dawson or Skelly will be able to fight given the short notice.
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Will face Chas Skelly
October 29, 2019
Dawson will face Chas Skelly in a featherweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for Jan. 18, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Dawson carries a 14-1 record as a professional fighter and is coming off victories in each of his first two UFC appearances, most recently over Mike Triziano at UFC Rochester in May. Skelly is 18-4 over his MMA career and is coming off a victory over Jordan Griffin at UFC Vancouver in September, which snapped Skelly's two-fight losing streak. Dawson has shown a lack of power in past fights, but has managed to get the job done in his first two UFC appearances. Skelly carries a slight height advantage, but the two fighters are even in reach.
Chokes out Michael Trizano
May 18, 2019
Dawson defeated Mike Trizano via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:27 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Rochester, New York.
The win is obviously great, but Dawson deserves full marks here for making it happening. Armed with a massive advantage on the mat, Dawson stuck with the takedown despite failing on multiple attempts early on. In total, he was credited with just three successful tries on 10 attempts, but after finally connecting on one midway through the second frame, he displayed great mat awareness to take Trizano's back and end the fight. The 25-year-old's lack of power will almost certainly be an issue moving forward, but he has displayed an ability to get the job done on the mat time and time again. For his efforts Saturday, Dawson will be going home with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
Added to Rochester card
March 17, 2019
Dawson will fight Mike Trizano at UFC Rochester on May 18, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Dawson is riding a four-match winning streak, most recently defeating Julian Erosa by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 146. His opponent, Trizano, is undefeated in eight professional fights.
Takes easy decision from Julian Erosa
March 9, 2019
Dawson defeated Julian Erosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Wichita, Kansas.
Yet another product of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender series, Dawson leaned on his wrestling game to dominate an overmatched Erosa. Dawson connected on 6-of-11 takedown attempts en route to the easy unanimous decision victory. Dawson, at 25 years old, is a legitimate prospect. He has nine career wins via submission and some pop in his hands. Dawson is worth keeping an eye on moving forward.
Case dismissed
December 11, 2018
Dawson had his USADA case officially dismissed and will be eligible to compete once again, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
The investigation has concluded after 14 months and Dawson is now able to compete once again. According to the UFC, the case was dropped because the "likelihood that the ingestion of the prohibited substance occurred prior to Grant coming under the UFC Anti-Doping Program."