UFC on ESPN 15 Nets Dwight Grant-Jared Gooden Welterweight Scrap on Aug. 22

By: Brian Knapp
Aug 5, 2020
American Kickboxing Academy rep Dwight Grant will attempt to build on back-to-back victories when he welcomes promotional newcomer Jared Gooden to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a UFC on ESPN 15 welterweight showcase on Aug. 22 in Las Vegas. LineMovement.com was first to report the matchup.

Grant, 35, has compiled a 2-1 record in the UFC after a successful appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series resulted in his being offered a contract with the promotion. However, he has not fought since he eked out a split decision over Alan Jouban at UFC 236 in April 2019 some 16 months ago. Grant has delivered seven of his 10 career victories by knockout or technical knockout.

The well-traveled Gooden has plied his trade in various organizations, including Titan Fighting Championship and the Legacy Fighting Alliance. The 26-year-old operates out of the X3 Sports camp in Atlanta and will carry a three-fight winning streak into his UFC debut. Gooden last appeared at Titan 62 on July 23, when he put away Trent McCown with a volley of second-round punches and elbows.
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