Tonight’s UFC 160 lightweight action came to a close with a title shot on the line between Gray Maynard and T.J.Grant. In the end, Grant would best Maynard to earn a shot at UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson with an incredible performance.
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Grant Shocks Maynard
Gray Maynard was looking to get another shot at the title tonight in Vegas, but TJ Grant had other ideas. Grant would take some hard punishment early before connecting with a blistering combo that sent Maynard reeling. The Nova Scotia native quickly pounced and put away Maynard with a solid barrage of strikes.
Grant remains undefeated with his fifth win in a row since dropping to lightweight. Grant is now on track to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Rd. 1 – Maynard is swinging big to begin the round. Grant with his own combo. Nice right by TJ. Grants stuns Maynard breifly but the Ohio veteran recovers. Maynard is rocked again with a wicked left hook to right straight combo and Grant is pouncing like a mad man and the fight is called. What a huge victory by Grant. Wow!
TJ Grant def. Gray Maynard via TKO (strikes) at 2:07 of Round 1