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Shane Roller vs. TJ Grant

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

TJ Grant defeats Shane Roller via Submission at 2:12 of Round 3

Mmaweekly large TJ Grant
Mmaweekly large Shane Roller

Round 3

16-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-4-0
Climbed to 17-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-5
+155 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -185 (Slight Favorite)
Ca Canada   Nationality   Us United States
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia   Fighting out of   Tulsa, Oklahoma
27 years, 7 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 2 months, 3 days
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
5'11" (180cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
72.5" (184cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
Fit Plus MMA   Gym   Team Takedown
UFC on Versus 6
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
  • Date: Saturday 10.01.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
  • Venue: Verizon Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Roller Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Grant Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Roller vs. Grant Wiki Update Wiki

The third fight of UFC on Versus 6 featured TJ Grant taking on Shane Roller in a lightweight contest. The bout was Grant's first at lightweight, and he entered the match at 3-3 in the UFC and 16-5 overall. Roller came into the fight at 1-1 in the UFC, but at 7-3 with Zuffa-owned WEC bouts included, and an overall MMA record of 10-4.

Grant landed a takedown and had side control early in the fight. Roller executed a great sweep to top position and began working a one-arm choke from half-guard. Grant scrambled out after some good submission defense and was on top in Roller's guard. Grant passed to side mount and finished out the round on top with Roller tied up eating punches.

Grant threw a high kick while Roller came out looking for an uppercut in round two. Roller at a knee as he shot in for a takedown but was able to complete the move. Grant immediately wall-walked up to standing but ate an uppercut. Both fighters swung for the fences, Grant shot in for a takedown, and Roller tied on a guillotine choke on the way down. The submission looked dangerous but Grant worked his way out and utilized slick grappling to counter Roller's own impressive technique on the ground. Roller made his way to top position and attacked twice for a guillotine. Grant showed brilliant technique in taking Roller's back in the final seconds, transitioning to an armbar, and looked to have Roller in deep trouble when the horn sounded. An excellent grappling battle.

A minute into the fourth round, Grant connected with a solid right hand. Roller responded with an elbow and a shot in for a takedown. Grant defended with good defense against the fence. Grant dropped down for a guillotine, Roller barely snuck his head out, but immediately was caught in an armbar. Roller had his hands connected defending, but referee Fernando Yamasaki called off the fight, perhaps in error.

The bout was ended at 2:12 of the second round, officially due to verbal tapout from an armbar, with TJ Grant the winner. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Grant commented, "He was in there and he yelled out ahhhh in pain, and we're told we can't do that before the fight otherwise they'll stop it... I knew I had a short window there [for the armbar]... honestly it was the best cut I've ever had, I was eating clean and I only had to cut a pound the day of the weigh-ins."

Rogan also spoke with Roller, who commented, "I don't know... we ended up in the armbar, I was trying to defend it... I moaned but I didn't yell... I don't know."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:37 PM ET
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Roller vs. Grant Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Getn down
4 days
Feeling great, big win and a belly full of food! only thing that will top this is the Jets vs Ravens live tomorrow night in Baltimore! #UFC
10 hours
Just told that the first fight will b bt 6:00 and 6:30 ET. Just giving u all the update.
1 hour
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2 hours
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2 hours
Gonna try to do something sweet to get my fight aired on VS tonight. You can always check it out live on Facebook fights startn@ 4:40CT @UFC
4 hours
@Young__Assassin Saturday
1 day
Hour and a half til weigh-ins, just chillin bout to get all the commission stuff done. Down to weight, feeling good.
1 day
Weight is on. Cant wait to make it official and then eat some CARBS!
1 day
Thx Deezy RT @TheRealJDeezy: @shaneroller good luck this weekend smash this dude!
2 days
Finished up a lil workout earlier w @chopperfeist & @steventhewarman Weight is good & feeling strong!
2 days
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3 days
U guys follow my good friend @chopperfeist he's new to twitter 2nite. He's my main trainin partner, undefeated pro fighter, & my corner man!
4 days
Just finished up my first workout here in DC w @chopperfeist Got a good sweat in.
4 days
RT Tickets on sale NOW - Sharif "The Lion" Bogere vs Francisco Contreras Oct 7th at Texas Station Casino - IN VEGAS
4 days
Just landed in DC. Was on the same flight as @thugjitsumaster He had a big green purse for his carry-on.
4 days
At the airport headed to DC. for @UFC on VS6. Feeling great! Ready to get back in the cage.
4 days
just finished last training session before I head off to washington tomorrow! Feeling great after some #POSTRX thanks to @RIVALUS !!
5 days
Nice win for the cowboys! #okstate
7 days
Come on #Ostate we need another TD drive right now!
7 days
Bout to head up to the gym and work on some technique.
9 days
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