Dwight Grant
The Body Snatcher

USA

Slated to fight in October
WelterweightUFC
September 10, 2021
Grant will take on Gabriel Green at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 23, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Grant returned to the Octagon in late April and brought his UFC record to 3-2 when he defeated Stefan Sekulic via split decision at UFC 261. He'll face Green, who defeated Phil Rowe via unanimous decision at UFC 258 in February to earn his first win with the promotion. Grant has advantages in both height and reach.
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Barely gets by Stefan Sekulic
WelterweightUFC
April 24, 2021
Grant defeated Stefan Sekulic via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 261 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
It was a pretty ugly effort from Grant and one in which he should consider himself fortunate to emerge victorious. Grant's struggles mostly boiled down to his inability to string together combinations. He landed just 52-of-160 total strikes, good for a paltry 32.5 percent. Toss in the fact he allowed Sekulic to connect on 3-of-7 takedown attempts, and it's easy to see why this decision was controversial. Grant has legitimate power, but his secondary skills are lacking. He's going to struggle to generate offense if his power strikes aren't landing, and for the most part, they weren't landing on Saturday. The 36-year-old moves back above the .500 mark in the UFC with a 3-2 record.
To fight Sekulic at UFC 261
WelterweightUFC
March 24, 2021
Grant will fight Stefan Sekulic at UFC 261 on April 24, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight was a late addition to an already intriguing lineup at UFC 261 this April. Grant will be entering the ring off a defeat against Daniel Rodriguez in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas the past August. Sekulic, on the other hand, will finally be back from a long, two-year suspension. His last fight was in September of 2018.
Tests positive for COVID-19
WelterweightUFC
December 7, 2020
Grant is out of his fight on Saturday against Li Jingliang after testing positive for COVID-19, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grant announced that his symptoms were not severe and that he would be quarantining before starting his comeback. It's not clear if the UFC will try to push this fight back or if they will try to find Jinliang a replacement.
Next fight set for Dec. 12
WelterweightUFC
October 13, 2020
Grant is scheduled to face Li Jingliang in a welterweight fight Dec. 12 at UFC 256 in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Grant is coming off a lost to Daniel Rodriguez back in late-August. He will hope to avoid falling under .500 in his fifth UFC bout in December. Jingliang will be hoping to bounce back after a loss in his own right that he suffered back in March.
Can't close show in Vegas
WelterweightUFC
August 22, 2020
Grant lost to Daniel Rodriguez via TKO (punches) at 2:44 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Add Grant to the growing list of fighters on this card who will be kicking himself following his defeat. Grant appeared well on his way to a stoppage victory after scoring a huge knockdown in the early going after Rodriguez recklessly rushed in on a combination attempt. Ultimately, he was unable to close the deal, and Rodriguez connected with one big shot of his own. Grant was unable to survive the flurry that followed. Grant falls to 2-2 since earning his UFC contract following a knockout victory on Dana White's Contender Series back in June 2018.