Metro file photo UFC fighter T.J. Grant trains at the Fit Plus mixed-martial-arts gym in Cole Harbour.

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.

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