Grant "KGD" Dawson
Height: 5' 10"
Leg reach: 40.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Glory MMA & Fitness
Nationality: Cambria, United States
AccoladesRecent win streak: 6
Wins by submission: 11
Wins by decision: 1
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 702
Significant Strikes Landed: 363
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 83
Grant Dawson is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Featherweight division. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Grant began his combat sports career with wrestling at an early age. In high school he was a three-time State Champion and went on to compete as a collegiate wrestler for the University of Nebraska-Kearney. After graduating college in 2013, Grant made the transition to MMA and has since developed into one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters on the UFC roster.
Throughout his amateur career, Grant amassed an impressive 11-1 record while competing all over his home state of Missouri. His success earned him a chance to make his pro debut against Donald Williams at RFA 36: Hamilton vs Souza in October 2016. After winning that fight by submission (rear naked choke), Grant quickly rose up through the ranks with victories over top prospects such as Josh Sampo and Darrick Minner en route to claiming both LFA’s featherweight world title (defeating Nate Jennerman via unanimous decision) and King of Cage’s lightweight championship belt (winning via TKO against Austin Tweedy).
In June 2019, Dawson made history when he became just the second person from Kansas City ever signed by UFC after defeating Chas Skelly at Dana White’s Contender Series 14 show. He then stepped into The Octagon for first time just two months later at UFC 241 where he submitted Gabriel Benitez in round 1 by rear naked choke—impressing fans around world along way—and earning Performance Fight Night bonus too! Since then ‘The Terror’ has gone 2–0 inside octagon with wins over Darrick Minner & Leonardo Santos establishing himself as one to watch out for moving forward potential star future champion?
At 6 feet tall with an 80″ reach length able dictate distance fight well combined striking power also underrated grappling skills it’s no wonder why Grant Dawson has become so successful so quickly within sport MMA; making name himself starting rise stardom only continues grow more each passing event! With youth talent potential sky limit too… be sure keep eye new ‘Terror’ heading way top Featherweight Division coming years ahead!
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:33
Sat. Oct 07, 2023
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 01, 2023
by Submission in Round 3 @ 2:05
Sat. Nov 05, 2022
by Submission in Round 3 @ 4:11
Sat. Apr 30, 2022
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 23, 2021
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Mar 20, 2021
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 18, 2020
Sat. Jan 18, 2020
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. May 18, 2019