Carlo Prater vs. T.J. Grant Set For UFC On FUEL TV 3
By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Carlo Prater (30-10-1) will receive another chance to prove his worth inside the octagon, as heâ€™s been tapped to collide with T.J. Grant (17-5) at UFC on Fuel TV 3.
After being blitzed by Erick Silva at UFC 142, referee Mario Yamasaki made a glaring error in declaring Carlo Prater victorious by way of disqualification. Yamasaki cited numerous illegal strikes to the back of Praterâ€™s head as the reasoning behind the call, but replayâ€™s showed that only one or two punches from Silva ran errant of their intended target. Mario himself later acknowledged the mistake, and most MMA pundits donâ€™t invest much in Praterâ€™s â€œvictoryâ€. All the same, Prater is now 1-0 in the octagon, and heâ€™ll get a chance on May 15th to make it two straight.
T.J. Grant has experienced a fairly turbulent UFC career himself, racking up a promotional record of 4-3. Grant has been remarkably inconsistent since signing with the promotion, dropping, quite literally, every other fight; given the fact that heâ€™s coming off a submission victory over Shane Roller that could mean bad news for the Canadian.
UFC on Fuel TV 3 is headlined by a featherweight bout pitting surging contender, Dustin Poirier against the always durable Chan Sung Jung. The action emanates from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on May 15th.
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