Round 1 - Dan Miragliotta is the ref for this lightweight action. Grant, from Canada, gets the big ovation from the crowd, naturally. No glove touch. Dunham gets inside with a nice uppercut. Tries it again and lands a nice combination. Grant looks for a knee, and it backs Dunham up. Inside leg kick from Dunham. Grant answers with a punch and an inside leg kick of his own. Right hand from Grant lands, and he follows with an uppercut. But Dunham answers with a left. Both guys with punches inside, and Grant finishes with a knee. Grant doing the pushing from the center with Dunham on the outside. Crisp right lands from Grant. They're trading big punches. Dunham slips, and Grant takes advantage with a kick. They collide and Dunham eats a kick to the head. Grant landing nicely inside. Dunham smiles and walks through it. Total slugfest so far. Inside leg kick from Grant. They tie up and Grant lands a big right. He ties up Dunham's neck and then lands a right-left combo. But with 40 seconds left, Dunham shoots for a double and he gets it. Grant on his back in full guard. Dunham stands up, then tries to dive back in for some punches. The takedown from Dunham was nice, but it's a 10-9 round for Grant on the MMAjunkie.com card.
Round 2 - Dunham tries to kick high, then lands an outside leg kick. Good set of exchanges 50 seconds in with both guys landing. They move to the other side of the octagon and bomb at each other again. Big knee from Grant lands, and Dunham is just sliced wide open. He smiles right in Grant's face, just as the blood starts to flow from the middle of his forehead. Right after the knee, Grant landed some more punches. Grant will start to work on it as the blood comes right down the middle between Dunham's eyes. Grant looks for a single, but it's not there. Dunham fires back on the fence, and Grant comes with a bunch, too. Dunham shakes his head and blood goes flying. Grant lands back-to-back knees, and the cut is looking pretty grisly. Dunham with some nice punches. Grant nearly lands a head kick, but Dunham gets a takedown. We'll see what he can do with it. He's got Grant up on the cage. Grant gets back to his feet, and Dunham looks to land a head kick. Valiant effort from Dunham, and we'll see what the doc says about the cut. But it's a 10-9 second round for Grant on the MMAjunkie.com card.
Round 3 - Grant will go right to work on Dunham's cut. It's massive. The Vaseline on the cut hasn't lasted more than 20 seconds. Good combination from Dunham along the fence. He may need to finish this fight to win it. Dunham may be slightly fresher. Grant catches a Dunham kick, but can't do anything with it. Halfway through, Grant lands a nice right hand. Again they swing kicks and punches. Dunham wants to shoot, but he bails out of it. Flying knee from Dunham just misses. Dunham now stuffs a Grant takedown attempt. Kick from Dunham is caught. Dunham sticks his tongue out at Grant. They keep swinging. Dunham wants the takedown and Grant stuffs it. This has clearly become the "Fight of the Night" leader so far. Dunham shoots and gets a takedown, but into guard. It's Dunham's third takedown. Is that enough? Dunham will finish on top. MMAjunkie.com gives the third to Dunham, 10-9, but has Grant 29-28 in a close fight. T.J. Grant def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)