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After getting dropped by a punch in the first round, Grant took control, rocked Day with punches in the second, then took the fight to the mat in the second. Then at the 2:38 mark of the third, he and Day each threw a hook. Grant’s left connected first, and Day fell to the canvas.
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WALK IT OFF!
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Grant’s former training partner, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, was also a fan of the stoppage.
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Afterward, Grant appeared on camera with a noticeable protrusion on the left side of his face. As it turned out, he’d broken his jaw in the first round.
“I feel it,” Grant said. “It’s worth it – it’s definitely worth it.”
The father of three and veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 18 picked up his second straight win after a decision over Grigorii Popov this past November at UFC Moscow.
Day remains winless in the UFC after his debut ended in a split decision loss to Pingyuan Liu in November 2018.