Jett Grande, 23, of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada has earned his first win as a professional mixed martial artist. Managed by MTK Global, he made his Unified Mixed Martial Arts debut at “United MMA 41” at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta on September 24, 2021.
“Unified MMA 41” marked Grande’s second professional MMA fight. It featured eight MMA bouts.
In the fourth bout of the evening, Grande and Cornelius Krahn of Lethbridge, Alberta battled it out in the super-lightweight (165 lbs) division. Andy Social served as the referee.
After 4 minutes and 30 seconds in the second round, Social put a stop to the super-lightweight contest. He raised the hand of Grande, who was declared the winner via technical knockout due to stoppage.
The victory improved Grande’s professional MMA record to 1 win, 1 draw and 0 loss. Krahn now has 0 win and 1 loss.
Grande’s original “United MMA 41” opponent was Konstantin Gaivoronskii of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. However, the latter withdrew and was replaced by Krahn.
When Grande made his professional MMA debut at “XFC 45” at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States on August 6, 2021, he fought Damon “RosKo” Morosko, 25, of Massillon, Ohio, USA in the lightweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the fight ended in a majority draw.
As an amateur MMA fighter, Grande had 15 wins and 1 loss. The Red Deer native was undefeated from December 4, 2015 to June 19, 2019.
From November 13-17, 2018, Grande defeated four opponents in the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Junior World Championships. In May 2019, the Canadian MMA fighter defeated Joel Geders, 29, of Missouri, USA and Jose Luis Buitrago Sanchez, 26, of Bogota, Colombia in the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Pan America Open Championships.