Afforded the opportunity to rally an early storm by referee Chris Tognoni, now 13-1 welterweight prospect, Daniel ‘D-Rod’ Rodriguez continued his promotional perfect run. Meeting with Dwight Grant on just a single day’s notice, Tapout LA trainee, Rodriguez gritted out an early knockdown – scoring a massive comeback victory of his own.
Twice dropping American Kickboxing Academy mainstay, Grant – Rodriguez eventually closed the show with a series of strikes to a fatigued Grant at the Octagon fence. Now 3-0 in the promotion, since his promotional bow in February opposite veteran contender, Tim Means – the 33-year-old can now add Grant to his recent UFC Fight Night Vegas victory over Gabe Green in May.
Catch Rodriguez’s rallying effort, and the opening-frame stoppage, below!