Jared Gordon and Grant Dawson will come face to face inside the Octagon at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night. The Lightweight bout will be a featured fight on the main card. The event will have a crucial Bantamweight contest as the headliner between Rob Font and Marlon Vera.
Nicknamed ‘The Flash,’ Jared Gordon is in the 5th year of his UFC career. Since his debut in the company, Gordon has accumulated a record of 6 wins and 3 losses during his 9 UFC fights. He is currently on a 3 fight win streak and beat Joe Solecki during his last outing in the Octagon. Interestingly, his last defeat came 3 years ago at the hands of the current divisional champion Charles Oliveira in 2019.
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Grant Dawson is a young prospect out of Missouri who is unbeaten in the UFC so far. So far he has finished 3 of his 6 opponents in the Octagon till now while earning two ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses. Although he started out as a featherweight in the UFC, Grant moved up to 155lbs last year as he knocked out Leonardo Santos.
UFC Fight Night, Jared Gordon vs Grant Dawson: Stats
|Stats||Jared Gordon||Grant Dawson|
|Height||1.75 m||1.78 m|
|Reach||172.7 cm||182.9 cm|
UFC Fight Night, Jared Gordon vs Grant Dawson: Fight Breakdown
Both Jared Gordon and Grant Dawson are on a roll at the moment. Since losing to Oliveira, Jared has looked phenomenal in his last 3 fights. Similarly, Dawson has also looked much healthier in his last two performances at Lightweight after missing weight in the 145lbs division twice. How will these two fighters match up against the other? Let’s a take look.
Gordon will be the better striker between the two. However, he is not known for his finishing abilities in the UFC. The 33-year old has not been able to put his opponents away since his debut fight against Michel Quiñones in 2017.
Dawson on the other hand is a dominant wrestler who has 11 wins via submission and 4 wins via knockout. He will look to take the fight to the ground using his superior grappling abilities. However, Gordon is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well. Hence, it will not be an easy task to take him down.
Fans can expect a back and forth contest between these two on Saturday. According to the stats, Dawson is the more likely fighter to get a finish. But Jared Gordon will be the preferred pick to win if the bout does not hit the ground. It will be an intriguing match-up for the fans to witness this weekend.