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Beltway Bruisers featuring UFC fighters Sodiq Yusuff and Dwight Grant

Just like season one of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, season two of the show provided us with a rich crop of talent looking to earn their place in the hallowed halls of the UFC. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two beltway bruisers looking to cash in with their dynamic styles.

Sodiq Yusuff – A professional since April 2016 and representing Team Loyd Irwin, Sodiq Yusuff owns a 7-1 record in eight career bouts as a professional comprised of four knockouts and three decisions. Yusuff earned a contract with the UFC on week six of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. In his MMA debut at Shogun Fights 14, he defeated Alvin Mercer via TKO in the second round. Yusuff defeated his next three opponents that saw wins over John Ramirez and Chuka Willis. Then at CFFC 66, he knocked out Vladim Ogar in round one. For his lone outing with Brave Combat Federation at Brave CF 10 Yusuff defeated Ireland’s Dylan Tuke via TKO in the first round. At DWTNCS 6, he defeated Mike Davis via unanimous decision and earned a UFC contract in the process. At 7-1 the man they call ”Super” is ready for takeoff!

Dwight Grant – A professional since May 2011 and representing American Kickboxing Academy, Dwight Grant holds an 8-1 record in nine career bouts as a professional comprised of six knockouts and two decisions. Grant earned a contract with the UFC on week two of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. In his MMA debut, he knocked out Jason Ward in the first round. Grant also defeated his next three foes via knockout that saw wins over Erik Purcell and Sergio Vasquez. Then, he defeated Adam Corrigan via unanimous decision at GKO 4. Grant knocked out Jordan Willams in round one at CFC 2. For his lone outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 165, he defeated Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision. At DWTNCS 2 Grant knocked out Tyler Hill in the second round and punched his ticket to the UFC in the process. With six of his eight career wins coming via knockout, this explosive fighter is about to be set loose at 170 pounds!

Dwight’s second-round knockout of Tyler Hill at DWTNCS 2

Yusuff v Tuke Brave CF 10

Sodiq’s unanimous decision win over Mike Davis at DWTNCS 6

Myles Painter
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