UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant dominated every facet of a good three round bout against Carlo Prater. Grant beat up his man on the feet, battered him in the clinch and thoroughly outgrappled him on the ground.
In the first round Grant came out as the aggressor but Prater counter-struck competently. Grant then shot in and Prater fended him off with a whizzer. From there Prater rolled slickly for a leg lock but Grant fended him off. Grant passed guard just as the round ended.
In the second Grant hurt Prater with an elbow off a break. Grant landed a number of knees and elbows in the standing clinch. Then Grant began to hurt Prater with punches at a distance. Prater really seemed a bit battered by the final minute of the second. Prater shot in for a single leg and Grant very nearly got a guillotine before he reversed Prater and took him down. Grant passed Prater's guard quickly. Grant then got a crucifix position that morphed into an unfortunate ass-on-head position from whence Grant punched the body. Prater reversed position just as the round ended.
Round three saw Prater once again flinching at feints and sleeping his way into hard punches from Grant. Grant landed more strikes standing before shooting in for a double leg. On the ground Prater went for an arm-in guillotine choke that Grant used to pass into side mount. Grant looked sharp on top. At one point he seemed to be threatening for a twister or a banana split. Then he took Prater's back and fought for a rear naked choke. Prater escaped but Grant quickly moved to a front head lock. After more scrambling Grant landed a big slam then took Prater's back and fought for chokes and nearly got an arm bar as the fight ended.