Archive: TJ Grant

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Benson Henderson “Surprised” Grant Beat Maynard, Gets Next Title Shot

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All roads to the top of the UFC lightweight division lead to Champion Benson Henderson. Not every fighter gets that close to the top but for TJ Grant that’s the next stop…and the last standing between him and the UFC lightweight gold. Grant, following his UFC 160 KO of top contender...

May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 23, 2013 10:01 am

T.J. Grant Seeking Violence Against Gray Maynard This Weekend

“There’s so many guys out there, I think the UFC’s trying to get away from having the belt tied up for all these rematches. I’m all for it. Obviously I want my shot. I feel like new blood, I bring an exciting style, I think that a lot of fans don’t know a lot about...

Apr 23, 2013 8:40 am

Gray Maynard: The Hardest Hitter At 155

“I think Grant really believes he has good stand-up. He’s good on the ground, but he likes to stand and strike. He believes in that aspect of his game and that’s okay. Training at AKA has added a few more tools to my game, but I truly believe I’m one of the hardest hitters —...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 5, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | TJ Grant On Moving To 155, TRT, Weed & More | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Wednesday night, UFC lightweight fighter, TJ Grant, spoke with Radio in the midst of his training for a May 25 fight against former title-contender, Gray Maynard.  For Grant (20-5), this will be his fifth fight at 155 lbs, a weight-class in which he has found enormous success.  He is 4-0 at lightweight, with one...

Apr 4, 2013 3:45 pm


Last night UFC lightweight TJ Grant joined the BJPENN.COM Radio crew to discuss his rise through the lightweight rankings and his upcoming fight against Gray Maynard at UFC 160. Use the player below to tune in:

Feb 21, 2013 8:16 am

Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Announced for UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

Former lightweight top contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard will face TJ Grant at UFC 160 on May 25th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is Maynard’s first fight since a split decision win over Clay Guida last June. TJ Grant has been steadily climbing up the ranks in the UFC’s...

Nov 7, 2012 12:37 pm

Matt Wiman to Face T.J. Grant at UFC on Fox 6

  UFC officials announced today that Matt Wiman will face T.J. Grant in a lightweight matchup in Chicago on the UFC on Fox 6 card. The event will be held on January 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Wiman was last seen submitting previously unbeaten Paul Sass in September on the UFC on...

Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs T.J. Grant slated for UFC 152 in Toronto | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC officials announced today that lightweights Evan Dunham (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and T.J. Grant (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. Dunham is riding a current two-fight win streak, earning impressive victories over Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey. Dunham was expected to...