Each and every fighter that decides to take up Mixed Martial Arts seemingly hits their stride after undergoing a personal change and adapting some pro lessons that the sport teaches. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to two students of the sport ready to take on anything after being baptized by MMA’S unforgiving nature.
A professional since December 2015 and representing Team Bodyshop, Anthony Taylor owns a 6-5 record in 11 career bouts as a professional comprised of four decisions, one submission and one knockout. Taylor has competed with BAMMA, Combate Americas and Bellator MMA. In his second outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 154, he faced Victor Jones and went on to defeat him via TKO in the first round. Taylor also defeated Trey Branch at No-Limit Fighting King of the Mountain via unanimous decision. Then in his debut appearance with BAMMA at BAMMA 35, he faced Dean Barry and submitted him in the second round via rear-naked choke. At BAMMA Fight Night London Taylor defeated Mike Hales via unanimous decision. He defeated Ryan Reneau via unanimous decision at Combate Americas Stockton. At URCC Rumble by the Bay Taylor faced Brandon Famul and defeated him via split decision to earn the fourth decision victory of his professional career. After some brutal lumps were handed out early on, Taylor has come out the other side reborn and reforged!
A professional since March 2015 and representing Factory X, Eric Grant owns a 5-4 record in nine career bouts as a professional comprised of two submissions, one decision and two knockouts. Grant has competed with various promotions in his home state of Colorado in addition to Legacy Fighting Alliance and RFA. At RFA 34, He submitted Lucas Dias via rear-naked choke in the first round. Grant defeated Peter Straub via TKO in round three at RFA 43. He defeated Manuel Gallardo via TKO in the first round at RMR 5. Grant tapped out Caleb Crump in round one. At LFA 79 he defeated Jonathon Wyderko via unanimous decision to earn his first win with Legacy Fighting Alliance. Foes would be very wise to pick their poison when facing this avalanche bringer!