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"The Body Snatcher"

Dwight Grant

Welterweight Division • 10-3-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 7
    Wins by Knockout
  • 3
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 33% 33%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
45
Sig. Strikes Attempted
137
Grappling accuracy 100% 100%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
1
2.25
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.85
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.75
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
69
%
Sig. Str. Defense
83
%
Takedown Defense
0.75
Knockdown Ratio
10:00
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
31 (69%)
Clinch
7 (16%)
Ground
7 (16%)

Sig. Str. by target

64% 29 Head 20% 9 Body 16% 7 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
7 (70%)
DEC
3 (30%)
SUB
0 (0%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Rodriguez vs Grant

    Round
    1
    Time
    02:26
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Grant vs Pedersoli

    Round
    1
    Time
    4:59
    Method
    TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Brooklyn, United States
Trains at
AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) San Jose
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Age
36
Height
73.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 15, 2018
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
44.00
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

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Dwight Grant punches Daniel Rodriguez in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)