TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham
Round 1: Grant takes the center of the cage. Dunham moves in and lands an uppercut. Duham lands a left hand. Grant clinches and delivers a knee to the body. Dunham pushes him away. Grant lands a leg kick. Grant lands a right hand followed by an uppercut. Dunham answers with a right hand. Grant presses forward, stalking Dunham. Dunham lands a combination. Grant delivers a right hand. When Grant walks Dunham down to the cage, he lands shots. They exchange. Dunham sticks his tongue out. Grant lands a right hand. Grant lands a hard inside leg kick. Dunham lands a left hand. Grant clinches and presses Dunham against the cage. Grant lands a right hand on the inside. Grant works knees to the body inside the clinch. Grant lands a combination on the break. Grant is pressuring Dunham. Dunham secures a takedown. Dunham stands and jumps in with punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Grant. What a first round!
Round 2: Dunham moves forward. He lands a hard leg kick. Grant lands a right hand to the body. Grant lands a right hand. Dunham counters. They exchange and Grant ties up Dunham. Grant lands a knee on the break. Dunham is cut from the knee. Dunham circles on the outside. Grant lands a combination on the inside. Dunham looks for a takedown but Grant stuffs it. Grant works for a takedown of his own. Dunham defends and fires off punches. They’re talking to each other. Grant lands to the body. Grant moves in and lands two knees. Dunham puts his chin down and fires off a flurry. Dunham lands a right hook over the top. Dunham works for a takedown and gets it. Dunham works to take the back but Grant stands. Dunham gets a takedown after the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Grant.
Round 3: Dunham picks up the pace. They exchange wildly. Dunham is moving forward now. Grant lands a right hand. They clinch. Dunham presses Grant against the cage. They separate. Dunham lands a combination. Grant has slowed a bit. Grant lands a punch and a knee to the body. Dunham lands a left hand and Grant answers with a right. Grant is now the one moving forward. Dunham looks for a takedown but it isn’t there. Two minutes remain in the round. Grant lands a combination that backs Dunham up. Grant tries for a double leg but Dunham stuffs it. Dunham moves in with a jab and lands a glancing head kick. Dunham drops down and secures a double leg takedown. He lands in side control but Grant works back to full guard. Dunham lands punches inside the guard. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dunham.
The judges score the fight for TJ Grant by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.