Cole Harbour’s T.J. Grant picked up arguably the biggest win of his Ultimate Fighting Championship career after stopping Matt Wiman late in the first round at UFC on FOX 6 on Saturday.
A series of brutal elbows and punches dropped Wiman at 4:51 in the first round, maintaining Grant’s undefeated record in the lightweight division (4-0 and 7-3 overall).
“It turned out perfectly,” said Grant in his UFC post-victory interview. “My plan was to keep Matt on his feet and try to exploit some holes and I know how tough and durable he’s been. I was just glad to hurt him and put him away.”
UFC President Dana White named Grant as a top-10 fighter in the UFC lightweight division during the post-fight press conference.
“This breaks this kid into the top-10 and he’s got big fights ahead of him now,” said White.