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Christos Giagos plans to hit Thiago Moises with “something big and make him fold” at UFC Vegas 57, eyes Grant Dawson next

Christos Giagos believes he will finally show just how good he is at UFC Vegas 57 on Saturday. Giagos will return to the Octagon against Thiago Moises in what will be his second fight at Sanford MMA. Giagos made the move to Sanford last camp, but before he could even get accustomed to the gym and have a full camp, he was offered a short-notice fight against Arman Tsarukyan. Unfortnately for Giagos, it didn’t go his way and he says he just wasn’t himself in there.
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Grant Dawson just focused on winning heading into UFC Vegas 53

When it comes to his 2021, lightweight Grant Dawson feels that it wasn’t his best year, but an important year for him nonetheless. Mainly Dawson was able to see the holes in his game that needed work and was able to make the adjustments needed to get those fixed before his 2022 campaign.
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Grant Dawson explains why he changed gyms to go to ATT, expects a “grueling fight” against Jared Gordon

Grant Dawson made a big change in his fighting career after his draw against Ricky Glenn. Dawson trained at Glory MMA under James Krause for his entire pro career and spent the last couple of years helping coach. Yet, after his last fight, he says he felt burnt out and knew he needed to make a change which is why he changed gyms to go to American Top Team.
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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 76 with Rob Font, Grant Dawson, Tristan Connelly, Gina Mazany, and Gabe Green

The 76th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 53. We’re first joined by the fifth-ranked bantamweight and one-half of the main event in Rob Font (2:37). UFC lightweight Grant Dawson (18:09) then comes on. UFC featherweight Tristan Connelly (33:46) joins the show. Next, UFC bantamweight Gina Mazany (47:30) then stops by. Closing out the program is UFC welterweight Gabe Green (1:02:29).
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Grant Dawson to replace Rafael Alves, face Jared Gordon at UFC on ESPN 35

Grant Dawson will replace Rafael Alves and lock horns with Jared Gordon in a lightweight scrap at UFC on ESPN 35, as mixedmartialarts.com was first to report. A reason for Alves’ withdrawal was not disclosed. UFC on ESPN 35 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on April 30 and is headlined by a bantamweight duel pitting Rob Font against Marlon Vera.
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Grant Dawson replaces Rafael Alves to fight Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 53

Grant Dawson is staying busy by taking a fight on short notice. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck confirmed with sources with knowledge of the change that Dawson (17-1-1) will replace Rafael Alves to fight Jared Gordon (18-4) in a lightweight bout at UFC Vegas 53, which takes place at UFC APEX on April 30. The reason for Alves’ withdrawal has not been disclosed.
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Grant Dawson on Controversial Draw with Ricky Glenn: ‘Get Over It’

Grant Dawson believes that everybody involved should just move on, but is willing to rematch if the UFC asks. If it weren't for a brabo choke in late Round 3 of his fight at UFC Fight Night 196, Dawson (17-1-1, 5-0-1 UFC) would have won his ninth straight fight. At least, that's what the Glory MMA standout believes about the submission attempt that allowed Ricky Glenn to score a 10-8 round, resulting in a majority draw. While Glenn claimed that Dawson had gone unconscious from the choke, the Dana White's Contender Series dismisses the accusation, explaining that he may have been close, but was saved by the bell.
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Ricky Glenn confident Grant Dawson went out with the choke, wants to ‘run it back’

Ricky Glenn knew going into the third round he needed a dominant round or a finish if he was going to get his hand raised over Grant Dawson at UFC Vegas 41. Glenn stepped up on short notice and after the first two rounds, he was well aware he lost both of them. Entering the third round, his team told him he needed to get the finish, and right from the get-go, Glenn was able to dominate the round. He then got ahold of a choke but the bell rang and the fight went the distance. However, Glenn says he knew Dawson’s body went limp and the fight should’ve been stopped.
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Grant Dawson frustrated with draw against Ricky Glenn, admits he was ‘saved by the bell’ with the choke

Grant Dawson admits he beat himself up over his draw against Ricky Glenn at UFC Vegas 41. Dawson was supposed to take on Diego Ferreira but the Brazilian was forced out of the bout with an injury. Glenn ended up stepping up on short notice and even before the fight, Dawson knew it would be a tough fight but in the scrap, he says he made a huge mental error which cost him the win.
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