TJ Grant vs. Matt Wiman
We finish up the prelim portion of the night in the lightweight division, as TJ Grant (19-5) takes on Matt Wiman (15-6). Both fighters are riding win streaks. The referee will be John McCarthy.
Round 1: Wiman using his kicks to keep Grant at bay, and lands a Superman punch. Back to working the inside kicks is Wiman, as Grant clinches and hits a combo. Right hand by Grant gets through, as does a body shot. Wiman lands, but Grant hits a counter that does more noticeable damage. Grant ties up Wiman and hits a knee, while Grant fires off an elbow. Grant is attacking an injured Wiman now, firing off some powerful knees to the body that followed an elbow. Wiman shoots, but Grant stuffs the takedown and takes the back. Grant doing a lot of damage now as Wiman tries to get to his feet. Wiman’s face is no longer looking “Handsome,” as Grant has controlled the latter stages with his offense. Another elbow lands by Grant, who continues to fire off elbows and drops Wiman to the canvas. A few unnecessary strikes follow on the ground, and this one is all over. A pair of standing elbows to the face knocked Wiman down and out.
TJ Grant def. Matt Wiman via KO (elbows) at 4:51 of Round 1