Grant Dawson submits Mark O. Madsen in dominant win, calls for fight with Tony Ferguson – UFC Vegas 64 Highlights

Grant Dawson
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Handing Danish Olympian, Mark O. Madsen his first loss in professional mixed martial arts, surging lightweight contender, Grant Dawson has likely cracked the division top-15 despite his weight miss, scoring a dominant third round rear-naked choke win to open the main card of UFC Vegas 64.

Dawson, who missed the lightweight non-title limit by one and a half pounds for tonight’s high-stakes clash with the undefeated, Madsen, managed to dominant the wrestling exchanges with the Greco-Roman wrestler, working his way to the former’s back on cue in the opening couple of rounds.

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Chopping away at Madsen’s left leg in the third and final frame, Dawson followed the Dane to the canvas, eventually working to set up a rear-naked choke and force a stoppage from referee, Herb Dean.

Following the victory, Dawson called for a fight against the faltering former interim UFC lightweight titleholder, Tony Ferguson in his next Octagon appearance.

Below, catch the highlights from Grant Dawson’s impressive win over Mark O. Madsen