T.J. Grant didn't have an answer for South Korea's Dong Hyun Kim at historic UFC 100 Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas.
The 25-year-old from Cole Harbour, who recently got his Brazilian jiu jitsu brown belt, dropped a unanimous decision to favoured Kim, who sports a fourth degree judo black belt.
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Reports indicate Kim controlled the welterweight match, taking Grant to the ground several times. He also cut Grant near each of his eyes.
Grant (14-3) has now competed in the second bout of a four-fight UFC contract signed earlier this year. His debut came at UFC 97 in Montreal, where he defeated Japan's Ryo Chonan.
In one of the show's three main events, Montreal's George St. Pierre regained his UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision against Thiago Alves. Also, former WWE wrestler Brock Lesner won a rematch against heavyweight Frank Mir in a bout that was stopped in the second round.