Dwight Grant got back into the win column in violent fashion.
After dropping a narrow split decision in his UFC debut to Zak Ottow in December, “The Body Snatcher” was in desperate need of a victory when he entered the Octagon against Carlo Pedersoli Jr. at UFC Prague.
After a fairly competitive opening round, Grant dislodged Pedersoli’s mouthpiece with a devastating right hook to the jaw. With little time to work, Grant swarmed on his reeling opponent with a flurry of strikes, forcing the referee to stop the fight with just one second left in the round.
The performance not only marked Grant’s first victory inside the Octagon but pushed his career record to 9-2, with seven of those wins ending in (T)KO.
For Pedersoli, the setback dropped his record to 11-3.