Grant Dawson issues statement following KO loss to Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 80

By Susan Cox - October 9, 2023

Grant Dawson has issued a statement following his KO loss to Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 80.

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UFC Vegas 80 took place on Saturday, October 7th at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Headlining the event was a lightweight bout between Grant Dawson (20-2 MMA) and Bobby Green (31-14 MMA). The result was a KO (punches) win for Green at 00:33 of round 1. ‘King’ earned an extra $50K Performance of the Night bonus for his knockout victory.

Green, 37, had recently defeated Tony Ferguson (25-9 MMA) in July of this year at UFC 291.

Dawson, 29, was on an 8-1-1 winning streak with the UFC before his loss to Green on Saturday night. ‘KGD’ most recently fought and defeated Damir Ismagulov (24-3 MMA) by unanimous decision this past July.

Responding to his ‘KO’ loss, Grant Dawson, sharing a picture of himself, took to ‘Instagram‘ with the following statement:

“Obviously not the outcome I wanted. Congratulations to @bobbykinggreen. I still believe I train at the best gym in the world with the best people in the world. I will be champion one day and this is just a small set back. Thank you everyone who has sent messages of love and support! This isn’t over by a long shot. This is the way!”

Grant Dawson had been a strong favorite to defeat Bobby Green heading into the match. The upset, while not the outcome Dawson envisioned, wants everyone to know that it’s only a ‘small set back’ on his quest to become a UFC champion in the future.

Were you watching this past Saturday? Were you surprised at the outcome of the Dawson vs Green fight?

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