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T.P. Grant

  • joined Jul 21, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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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, hockey, and combat sports. He currently resides in Chicago and remains a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Ohio State Buckeyes, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Blackhawks.

T.P. currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts since 2008.

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Judo Chop: First Omoplata in the UFC

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T.P. Grant looks at how Ben Saunders was able to finish off the first Omoplata in UFC history thanks to a few pointers from Eddie Bravo.

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2014 World Judo Championships Day 2

Day 2 of the Judo World Championships is underway and Bloody Elbow has a preview of the day's action to go with the official live stream.

UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. OSP Sunday Perspective

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T.P. Grant shares his thoughts on a night on UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Saint Preux. Is the UFC headed for brick wall in 2014?

Judo Chop: The Hybrid Attack of Josh Barnett

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T.P. Grant takes an in-depth look at the attack of Josh Barnett that has been adapted by his experience in BJJ and MMA, maximizing his catch wrestling base.

Art of the Transition - The Flying Armbar

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T.P. Grant kicks off a sub-series of Judo Chops with conceptual looks at transition grappling and starts off with the Flying Armbar.

Lost Arts: The European Longsword Part II - Armor

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Lost Arts continues its look at the art of the European Longsword, this time looking at a vital military skill, fighting an enemy in armor.

UFC on Fox 12: Sunday Perspective

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The UFC on Fox 12 delivers some solid action as Robbie Lawler punches his ticket back to a UFC Welterweight title shot.

Rickson Gracie's New Rule Set Worthy of Praise

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Rickson Gracie has started a new federation with a new set of competition rules, some of it includes some changes worthy of praise, but does BJJ need more change?

BE Review: Aesopian's Mastering the Crucifix

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T.P. Grant takes a look at the new e-book "Mastering the Crucifix" by Matt Kirtley, aka Aesopian, and Marshal D. Carper, which features a new format for technique e-books.

Cerrone vs. Miller: Thursday Perspective

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The UFC brought a night full of knock outs, action, and fun fights to New Jersey.

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Beginner's Guide to the Open Guard

Spider Guard, De La Riva Guard, Butterfly Guard, 50/50 Guard, Spider Riva, Worm Guard... man the open guard can be confusing. Black Belt Adem Redzovic breaks down the open guard into 6 basic...

Legacy Fighting Adds Two BJJ Stars

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American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu standouts Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader sign multiple fight deals with Legacy Fighting Championships.

UFC 175 - Sunday Perspective

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UFC 175 lived up to the hype with two outstanding title fights as both American Champions successfully defended their titles.

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Advanced Class: Judo Olympians Armbar Escape

Two American Judo Olympians, Travis Stevens and Jimmy Pedro, so how to defend the Judo favored rolling arm attack.

Sunday Perspective

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T.P. Grant shares his perspective on the UFC doubleheader to close out June.

Gods of War: Pernell Whitaker

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Gods of War adds possibly the best defensive boxer of all time.

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Judo Grand Prix Budapest 2014: Day 2 Finals

Summer Judo action is underway in Budapest, Bloody Elbow is featuring a live stream of all the action.

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Judo Grand Prix Budapest 2014: Day 1 Finals

Summer Judo action is underway in Budapest, Bloody Elbow is featuring a live stream of all the action.

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Advanced Class: Marcelo Garcia's One Leg X Guard

Marcelo Garcia and the folks at MGInAction were nice enough to dip into their archives and send us a video from their extensive library for Advanced Class.

UFC 174 - Sunday Perspective

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T.P. Grant breaks down all the important talking points of the UFC Flyweight Championship match and the rest of the UFC 174 card.

Rafael Lovato Jr to MMA

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The best American-born BJJ fighter, Rafael Lovato Jr, announced on the Save Jiu Jitsu podcast his intent to fight MMA later this year.

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Judo Grand Prix Havana 2014: Day 3 Finals

The IJF heads to Judo talent hotbed Cuba with a major competition for the first time ever. Cuba is bringing their best talent to try to medal, Bloody Elbow has an event preview and live stream all...

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Judo Grand Prix Havana 2014: Day 2 Finals

The IJF heads to Judo talent hotbed Cuba with a major competition for the first time ever. Cuba is bringing their best talent to try to medal, Bloody Elbow has an event preview and live stream all...

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Judo Grand Prix Havana 2014: Day 1 Finals

The IJF heads to Judo talent hotbed Cuba with a major competition for the first time ever. Cuba is bringing their best talent to try to medal, Bloody Elbow has an event preview and live stream all...

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Advanced Class: Opening up the Mounted Triangle

Today in the Advanced Class, a finishing sequence from mount taught by Relson Gracie black belt Robin Gieseler.

Judo Chop: Backstrom's Too Cool for Hooks Choke

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Niklas Backtrom showed off some grappling savvy after he hurt Tom Niinimaki with a knee. T.P. Grant breaks down his slick submission finish.

UFN and TUF Brazil: Sunday Perspective

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The UFC had a doubleheader Saturday and T.P. Grant breaks down the important points of the two events.

IBJJF Worlds - Day 1 Discussion Thread

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Jiu Jitsu's best are descending on Long Beach today and the black belts hit the mats to day to see who will advance to the finals on Sunday.

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BJJ Hacks: Merging Judo and Jiu Jitsu

Dual black belt in Judo and BJJ, Claudio Calasans works with BJJ Hacks on how combine the two arts can be greater than the sum of their parts.

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