T.P. is a staff writer for Bloody Elbow and a voter for the official UFC.com rankings. T.P. grew up in the midwest and was an athlete at The Ohio State University. He is an avid fan of football, baseball and combat sports. He currently resides in Chicago and remains a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Ohio State Buckeyes and Chicago Bears.
T.P. currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing, and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts since 2008.
T.P. Grant talks to Ralek Gracie about Metamoris II, learns about their new judging program and how Rorion Gracie is looking on the mats these days.
Vitor Belfort had one of the coolest head kick knockouts of all time, but does the fact he is on TRT cheapen it? T.P. Grant covers that and other talking points coming out of UFC on FX 8.
One of the finest grapplers to come out the Caucasus, Gokor Chivichyan grew up in the grappling obsessed former Soviet nation of Armenia to become possibly the most complete grappler in the world.
Bloody Elbow's official rankings of the Women's Bantamweight division, featuring former Strikeforce star Cris "Cyborg"
T.P. Grant looks at how a show down between Rickson Gracie and a Japanese pro wrestler lead to the creation of Pride FC.
Rafeal Lovtao Jr traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to take part in the IBJJF Brazilian Championships, and became the first American to ever win a major open-weight title in the gi.
Steven Siler and Kurt Hologaugh kicked off the UFC 159 with an excellent scrap on the the prelims and the second round featured a nice sweep and then a technical counter. T.P. Grant breaks it all down.
It was a night of oddities and horrors for the UFC as Jon Jones defended his UFC Light Heavyweight title only to then discover he had suffered a horrific toe injury during the fight.
On the main card of UFC 159 before Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen clash, there is a match between grappling aces Vinny Magalhaes and Phil Davis. T.P. Grant gives a full break down.
In the aftermath of Ben Henderson's win over Gilbert Melendez it becomes more obvious that the Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis match up was a mistake on the UFC's part.
There will be six matches on FX before the main card kicks off on Fox, and the final three fights feature former Featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes, Strikeforce stand out Lorenz Larkin, and TUF Finalist Ramsey Nijem.
There will be six matches on FX before the main card kicks off on Fox, and one of the first three features the top ranked Flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez. T.P. Grant gives a full breakdown of the FX fights.
Bloody Elbow's official rankings of the Women's Bantamweight division, featuring UFC Champion Ronda Rousey.
The UFC is headed to San Jose with a Lightweight title fight and there are two Facebook fights featuring some Strikeforce and TUF fighters, T.P. Grant breaks down all three fights.
Another season of the Ultimate Fighter has come to a close and the Uriah Hall hype train is derailed, Cat Zingano is headed to the Ultimate Fighter 18, and Kim Winslow continues to be poor at refereeing. Join the discussion on all things TUF 17.
Robert Drysdale notched a quick submission win, Will Campuzano defended his Flyweight title, and Georgi Karakhanyan might have stamped his ticket to the UFC.
André Galvão, Rodolfo Vieira, and Marcus Buchecha all hit the mats at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships.
A preview of the Flyweight title fight and other major main card fights of Legacy FC and live discussion.
The second women's match in the UFC will feature Miesha Tate and Cat Zingao fighting to become the Ultimate Fighter coach opposite UFC Women's Champion Ronda Rousey. T.P. Grant does an in-depth breakdown of their match for TUF 17 Finale.
The TUF 17 Finale features a clash of heavyweights looking to crack into the upper ranks of the division. Hawaiian scrapper Travis Browne takes on Brazilian veteran Gabriel Gonzaga and T.P. Grant gives a full breakdown of the fight.
While it wasn't the most thrilling debut, Gegard Mousasi got a very one sided win in his first Octagon outing. Join the discussion on Bloody Elbow on all things UFC on Fuel 9.
Michelle Waterson showed some impressed grappling skills against a BJJ ace in Jessica Penne. T.P. Grant breaks down how the Karate Hottie survived an armbar and then turned the tables on Penne to take the Atomweight title.
Michelle Waterson came back from almost getting submitted to tap out Jessica Penne and claim the Atomweight Championship. Barb Honchak became the first Flyweight champion and Cris Cyborg got her first win in over a year.
This Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden the UFC puts on a main event cobbled together after injury prevented Alexander Gustafsson from being able to face Gegard Mousasi. Now Gustafsson's training partner is set to take on Mousasi in a three round battle.