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 he’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 Prater’s head as the reasoning behind the call, but replay’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 don’t invest much in Prater’s “victory”. All the same, Prater is now 1-0 in the octagon, and he’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 he’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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