MMA, martial arts

Alhambra, California’s Daniel Rodriguez earns 3rd UFC win, knocks out Dwight Grant at ‘UFC Vegas 7’ in Nevada

Daniel Rodriguez (©UFC)

Daniel Rodriguez (©UFC)

Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez, 33, of Alhambra, California, United States has earned his third victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Californian mixed martial artist was one of the winners at “UFC on ESPN 15,” also known as “UFC Vegas 7.”

Featuring nine MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 7” took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on August 22, 2020. In the fifth bout of the evening, Rodriguez fought Dwight “The Body Snatcher” Snatcher, 35, of New York, United States in the welterweight division.

Rodriguez knocked out Grant in the first round. Here are the details:

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC on ESPN 15” (UFC Vegas 7)
  • Venue: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date: August 22, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 9

Countries represented

Fighters

1. Brazil
  1. Amanda Lemos
  2. Pedro Munhoz
2. Guam
  1. Trevin Jones
3. Japan
  1. Mizuki Inoue
4. Kazakhstan
  1. Mariya Agapova
5. Poland
  1. Marcin Prachnio
6. Russia
  1. Timur Valiev
7. USA
  1. Austin Hubbard
  2. Carlton Minus
  3. Daniel Rodriguez
  4. Dwight Grant
  5. Isaac Villanueva
  6. Frankie Edgar
  7. Joe Solecki
  8. Jordan Wright
  9. Matthew Semelsberger
  10. Mike Rodriguez
  11. Shane Dobson

 

 

“UFC Vegas 7” marked Rodriguez’s third UFC bout while it was Grant’s fourth outing in the Las Vegas-based MMA promotion. The first two opponents the Alhambra native defeated in the promotion were Tim Means and Gabriel Green.

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Fight number: 5 of 9

RED CORNER

BLUE CORNER

Fighter Daniel Rodriguez Dwight Grant
Fight Name D-Rod The Body Snatcher
Age 33 35
Height 6’0″ 6’1″
Team
Previous UFC bouts 2 3


Fight result

  • REFEREE: Chris Tognoni
  • WINNER: DANIEL RODRIGUEZ
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 2:24 of Round 1

Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 7”

Daniel Rodriguez Dwight Grant
Wins 13 10
Losses 1 3
Draws 0 0
No Contests 0 0

 

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