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T.P. Grant

  • joined Jul 21, 2010
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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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UFN 36 Sunday Perspective

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Both Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza got huge wins a Middleweight, while Erick Silva brought his own unique brand of violence. T.P. Grant takes a look at the night of fights that took place in Brazil.

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Condolences to Marcelo Garcia

As some of you in BJJ community may have heard, Marcelo and Tati Garica's infant son Joey passed away today.

Gods of War: Peter Aerts

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Known as "The Dutch Lumberjack" Peter Aerts was one of K-1's orginal fighters and with his combination of heart, toughness, and high kick knockouts, he would help raise the promotion to heights previously unseen in the kickboxing world.

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Judo Grand Slam Day 2 Finals Live Stream

The 2014 competitive Judo calendar kicks off this weekend with a Grand Slam event in Paris, France. Catch the live stream of the finals block.

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Judo Grand Slam Day 1 Finals Live Stream

The 2014 competitive Judo calendar kicks off this weekend with a Grand Slam event in Paris, France. Catch the live stream of the finals block.

BE Open Mat: Sambo Fighter Success

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Recently American MMA promotions have really started bringing in fighters with Sambo backgrounds, and many of them are finding very high levels of success. American Sambo ace Reilly Bodycomb chimes in with the BE staff on that success.

UFC 169 Sunday Perspective

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UFC 169 featured two of the best fighters in MMA, but likely be remembered as a dud as a lack of promotion and fan-pleasing action stole some of the shine from both Renan Barao and Jose Aldo defending their titles in dominant fashion.

Judo Chop: The Nova Uniao Arm Triangle

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UFC 169 features two of MMA's great champions in Jose Aldo and Renan Barao, who both hail from the Nova Uniao fight camp. T.P. Grant takes a look at that camp's favorite submission.

BE Open Mat: Where are all the Sweeps?

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The Bloody Elbow Open Mat poses a question to both BE Staff and readers concerning MMA technique for consideration. For this installment, why are sweeps not seen more often in MMA?

UFC on Fox 10 Sunday Perspective

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The UFC on Fox 10 didn't exactly blow the doors of the United Center in Chicago, but Ben Henderson did walk away with another narrow split decision win, Stipe Miocic got the biggest win on his career, and Donald Cerrone nearly kicked a man's head cle

WSOF 8 Results and Gifs

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World Series of Fighting crowned two new champions with definitive stoppage wins and Anthony Johnson went into his free agency with a huge knockout win.

UFN 35: Thursday Perspective

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Luke Rockhold got his first win in the UFC in a big way and T.J. Dillashaw got a win that puts him into title contention. That and more post fight thoughts.

Kron Gracie to show that Jiu-Jitsu is still best

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Kron Gracie, son of the famous Rickson Gracie, is currently working on making his MMA debut in August of 2014 in an undisclosed Japanese promotion. Kron is known for not holding back and he had some strong words about his entry into MMA.

UFC Fight Night 34: Sunday Perspective

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The UFC kicked off 2014 with a small card in Singapore that featured Tarec Saffiedine's and Tatsuya Kawajiri's UFC debuts along with a whole host of prospects. The UFC Fight Pass also made its debut as a platform for live fights.

Ronda Chop III: Sacrifice Throws and Armbars

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In the final installment of his look at Ronda Rousey's judo clinic at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, T.P. Grant looks at her utilization of a little-used technique in MMA that eventually set up her fight-ending armbar.

Ronda Chop II: Picture Perfect Harai Goshi

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T.P. Gnant continues his look at Ronda Rousey's Judo clinch from UFC 168 with her Harai Goshi throw of Miesha Tate.

Ronda Chop I: The Counter Uchi-Mata

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UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey put on a technical display in her UFC 168 title match against Miesha Tate and the Bloody Elbow Grappling team is breaking it all down starting with T.P. Grant looking her use of the Uchi-Mata throw.

UFC 168 Sunday Perspective

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The title run and very possibly career of Anderson Silva came to a horrific end at the hands of Chris Weidman. And Ronda Rousey puts a firm end to her rivalry with Meisha Tate.

Judo Chop: Kesa Gatame and Giving up the Back

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T.P. Grant takes a look at a piece of Ronda's game that is a judo specialty, how she uses it, and how it can lead to her giving up her back.

MMA Origins: Two Year Recap

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The MMA Origins series is just over two years old this month, so to catch up and prepare for the next year, here is a quick run down of the series.

Gods of War Year in Review

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With 2013 drawing to a close and T.P. Grant takes a look back at the class of 2013 for the Gods of War pantheon.

Judo Chop: Weidman and Silva Leglock Battle

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In their first meeting at UFC 162, Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva had a high level grappling exchange in the first round that warrants a further look heading into the UFC Middleweight title rematch at UFC 168.

Anthony Bourdain earns first BJJ promotion

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Famed chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain recently just earned his first stripe on his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu white belt from Igor Gracie.

Invicta FC 7 Results and Gifs

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Barb Honchak beat Leslie Smith in a competitive fight, and Lauren Murphy is crowned champion after an knee injury fell Miriam Nakamoto.

BJJ Scout break down the wrestling battle between Georges St Pierre and Johny Hendricks

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The BJJ Scout looks at the MMA wrestling of St. Pierre and Hendricks in their UFC Welterweight title fight. Go to http://www.bjjscout.com for more BJJ breakdowns Go to http://bjjscout.spreadshirt.com to buy BJJ Scout Fan Wear Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bjjscout Twitter: https://twitter.com/bjjscout Donate to BJJ Scout: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...

TUF 18 Finale Sunday Perspective

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Nate Diaz wins with an impressive knockout, and Chris Holdsworth and Julianna Pena claim Ultimate Fighter titles.

UFC 167 Sunday Perspective

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Georges St. Pierre narrowly keeps his UFC Welterweight title against Johny Hendricks in a hotly contested fight and with the help of a controversial decision.

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