Dwight Grant
The Body Snatcher


Potential biceps injury
April 16, 2019
Grant has been suspended 180 days by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission pending a physician's clearance of a right distal bicep injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
It's hard to picture Grant sustaining anything serious due to the extremely low output by both fighters, though it's possible an early injury could be at least partially to blame. Grant won the battle of significant strikes 38 to 24, and although Alan Jouban was visbly upset after coming out on the short end of the split decision, it appeared to be the correct one. Grant will now spend a mandatory 30 days on the shelf, but a physician will need to clear the injury if he wants to fight again before October.
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Takes decision from Alan Jouban in snoozefest
April 13, 2019
Grant defeated Alan Jouban via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) at UFC 236 on Saturday in Atlanta.
When one fighter earns a 30-27 score from the judge's and ends up losing the bout, it's going to create some controversy. Grant earned the win, but neither he nor Jouban did much of anything. It's extremely surprising considering this was slated to be a physical brawl. Grant definitely won Round 2 but he probably lost Round 1 and he definitely lost Round 3, so he should consider himself lucky to emerge victorious. We should all consider ourselves lucky that this fight finally came to an end. Grant improves to 2-1 in the UFC.
Books fight with Alan Jouban
March 18, 2019
Grant (9-2-0) will take on Alan Jouban (16-6-0) in a welterweight fight at UFC 236 on April 13 in Atlanta, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
Grant re-enters the Octagon looking to secure his ninth win in his last 10 fights after most recently scoring a first-round knockout of Carlo Pedersoli Jr. in February. The 34-year-old will have youth on his side in addition to more recent experience when he squares off against the 37-year-old Jouban, who hasn't fought since February 2018 while managing a neck injury.
Melts opponent with counter shot
February 23, 2019
Grant defeated Carlo Pedersoli via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of Round 1 at at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday.
The two competitors were having somewhat of a back and forth first round before Grant rocked his opponent with a counter hook as he lost his balance throwing a high kick. This was an important win for the Contender Series alum, as he gave away a winnable fight against Zak Ottow in his UFC debut. As powerful and explosive as he can be, Grant still seems to be an extreme counter puncher, which could leave him with his share of disappointments when he is facing someone who refuses to lead. At the same time, his prowess for finishes like this can often pay off -- it did Saturday with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. "The Body Snatcher" improves to 9-2 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Tabbed to face Pedersoli in Prague
February 6, 2019
Grant will take on Carlo Pedersoli at UFC Prague on Feb. 23.
The 34-year-old nearly landed a spot on the card at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in January, but he was unable to do so, presumably because he couldn't pass his medicals with a different fight not far in the rearview mirror. However, Grant finally found his next opponent in Pedersoli. Despite having an age advantage by nine years, Grant has less pro fighting experience than his opponent, as Pedersoli has three more fights to his name total and one more in the UFC promotion. Grant does have a two-inch height advantage over the opposition, though, as well as one extra inch on his reach and four more on his leg reach.
Won't fight in Brooklyn after all
January 14, 2019
Updating a previous report, Grant will no longer face off with Chance Rencountre at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Saturday, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Grant was originally pegged as the frontrunner to face Rencountre, who had lost a fight after Randy brown was forced to withdraw. It was even reported by some media outlets that the bout was official, but apparently Grant wasn't able to pass his medicals, which makes sense considering he had fought relatively recently. Now, the UFC will move forward with their opponent search. According to Helwani, Kyle Stewart is now the frontrunner.