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T.P. Grant

  • joined Jul 21, 2010
  • last login Jul 13, 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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UFC 172 Mini-Judo Chop: Jones' Shoulder Lock

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Jon Jones busted out a very old school grappling technique on Glover Teixeira in the first round of their Championship fight and T.P. Grant takes a look at it.

UFC 172 Sunday Perspective

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UFC 172 delivered as the fights just flew by with amazing action. Jon Jones put on a great show as he defended his UFC Light Heavyweight title.

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European Judo Championships Finals Day 2

The European Judo Championships are being decided and you can watch it all live right here on Bloody Elbow!

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FIVE Grappling Texas Finals Video

The Five Grappling Texas event this last weekend drew some serious grappling talent including Rafael Lovato Jr, Clark Gracie, and Justin Rader.

MMA Origins: Extreme Fighting Blazes Trail

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Many of the basic rules that form the bedrock of the sport of MMA were pioneered by a short lived promoted in the mid-90's. Despite only holding four events Extreme Fighting had a huge impact on how the sport of MMA developed.

BJJ World Pro Championship Results and Video

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The BJJ World Pro event went down this weekend, and while the stream was a bit iffy, the action was amazing. Bloody Elbow brings you full results and many match videos to catch up on what happened in Abu Dhabi.

TUF Nations - Thursday Perspective

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The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale certainly happened last night. Tim Kennedy got an impressive win over Michael Bisping, likely the best win of his career.

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World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championships Stream

Some of jiu jitsu's best are headed to Abu Dhabi for one of the bigger cash prize tournaments in competitive gi grappling, and you can find the live stream right here.

UFN Nogueira vs. Nelson Saturday Perspective

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Roy Nelson got a legacy kind of win, and Clay Guida returned to action fighter form. T.P. Grant breaks down what to take away from UFC Fight Night 40.

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Advanced Class: Knee Sliding out of 1/4 Guard

David Jacobs, black belt instructor of our own Patrick Tenney, shows the knee slide out pass against the quarter guard.

MMA Origins: World Combat Championships

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While MMA Origins has focused heavily on the growth of the UFC, there were other American promotions that held "No Holds Barred" events. T.P. Grant takes a look at the World Combat Championships, a short lived experiment with MMA rules.

DVD Review: Rafael Lovato Jr's Guard Mastery

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T.P. Grant takes a look at Rafael Lovato Jr's new guard DVD set

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Advanced Class: Kurt Osiander's Lockdown Counter

Because let's be honest, we are going to need it for the next few weeks.

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Advanced Class: Eddie Bravo's Leg Lock

A morning advanced class with Eddie Bravo showing the calf slicer he used to almost tap out Royler Gracie for the second time.

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Judo Grand Prix Samsun 2014: Day 3 Final Block

The second half of back-to-back Judo Grand Prix weekends heads to Turkey, all the finals will stream live right here on Bloody Elbow.

Metamoris 3: Results and Submission GIFs

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Results and Gifs from Metamoris 3

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Judo Grand Prix Samsun 2014: Day 2 Final Block

The second half of back-to-back Judo Grand Prix weekends heads to Turkey, all the finals will stream live right here on Bloody Elbow.

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BJJ in Favela Cantagalo: Jackson Sousa (Pt2)

The outstanding BJJ Hacks group is producing a mini series on rising black belt Jackson Sousa.

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Judo Grand Prix Samsun 2014: Day 1 Final Block

The second half of back-to-back Judo Grand Prix weekends heads to Turkey, all the finals will stream live right here on Bloody Elbow.

Gabi Garcia Tests Positive, Stripped of Title

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Women's BJJ powerhouse Gabi Garcia failed a drug test from the IBJJF 2013 Worlds and has been stripped of her medals, but it might not be what you think.

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Advanced Class: Dean Lister's Straight Ankle Lock

Dean Lister shares of his mythical footlock lore in the lead up to Metamoris 3.

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Combat Sambo Class "A" World Cup - Moscow: Day 2

The International Federation of Sambo heads to Moscow, Russia with Sport and Combat Sambo competitions, and every match will be streaming online for your combat sports pleasure.

Gracie Barra Statement on Firing of Otavio Sousa

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Gracie Barra Ivrine's Chris Pizzo spoke to Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine about the firing of multiple time world Champion Otavio Sousa.

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Combat Sambo Class "A" World Cup - Moscow: Day 1

The International Federation of Sambo heads to Moscow, Russia with Sport and Combat Sambo competitions, and every match will be streaming online for your combat sports pleasure.

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BJJ Hacks - Jackson Sousa Part 1

The outstanding BJJ Hacks group is producing a mini series on rising black belt Jackson Sousa.

Shogun vs. Henderson 2 - Monday Perspective

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Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua deliver another all time classic, this time in the form of a come from behind knockout.

Gracie Barra fires Otavio Sousa

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Otvaio Sousa announced today that he had been fired by Gracie Barra from his coaching position today without warning.

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Judo Grand Prix Tbilisi 2014: Day 3 Final Block

Day 3 of the Judo Grand Prix is under way in the first of back to back weekends of Judo action. All the finals will stream live right here on Bloody Elbow.

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Judo Grand Prix Tbilisi: Day 2 Final Block

Day 2 of the Judo Grand Prix is under way in the first of back to back weekends of Judo action. All the finals will stream live right here on Bloody Elbow.

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Advanced Class: Anaconda Choke with Rafa Mendes

The Mendes brothers are set to take part in Metamoris 3, so Rafa Mendes stops by the Advanced Class to show the Anacaonda Choke as he get's ready for his submission only match with Clark Gracie.

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