Dwight Grant

The Body Snatcher

USA

Sees another split decision
WelterweightUFC
October 23, 2021
Grant lost to Francisco Trinaldo via split decision (27-29, 29-27, 27-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
What a weird fight. More likely than not this should have been a draw, so in that sense, Grant is unfortunate. Everything appeared to be fairly straight forward in terms of scoring, with Trinaldo taking Rounds 1 and 3 and Grant taking Round 2, although a point deduction for Trinaldo in the final frame for an eye poke should have resulted in the draw. As far as Grant goes, it's difficult to win a fight when you land just 23 percent (41-145) of your total strikes. In one of the most baffling statistics in recent memory, four of Grant's first six UFC bouts have gone to a split decision. The 37-year-old Brooklyn native is 2-2 in those fights and 3-3 overall.
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Getting new opponent
WelterweightUFC
September 23, 2021
Grant will now take on Francisco Trinaldo in a welterweight bout at the UFC event Oct. 23, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Grant's original opponent, Gabriel Green, was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed reason. Trinaldo last was in the Octagon back in June when he defeated Muslim Salikhov by unanimous decision. Grant is coming off a split decision win over Stefan Sekulic.
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.
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.