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Brian Gassaway to appear at TKO 35 on Oct. 3

TKO Championship Fighting has announced that UFC veteran Brian Gassaway will take on welterweight prospect T.J. Grant at TKO 35: Hioki vs. Quenneville.

Gassaway, a native of Chicago, Illinois, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 28-18-2 and has appeared in the UFC confines once losing to TUF 1 winner Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez. Gassaway’s record includes appearances in organizations such as King of the Cage, World Extreme Cagefighting, and Pancrase while he holds victories over Travis Fulton, Mark Hughes, and Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons.

Gassaway’s victory over Pele marked his debut in TKO and the bout ended in a gruesome fashion. While battling it out on the feet, Pele moved in and attempted a low kick only to have his right tibia and fibula snap. He immediately went down in a heap of pain and Gassaway was awarded the victory on the injury.

T.J. Grant, a native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 11-2. Grant is currently riding a two-fight winning streak and regarded as one of Canada’s brightest welterweight prospects. Grant owns victories over notable names such as Mike Gates, Chad Reiner, and Stephan Lamarche.

TKO 35: Hioki vs. Quenneville will also feature UFC veteran Mark “The Machine” Hominick who’ll be battling WEC veteran Tommy Lee in a featherweight showdown. TKO 35 is scheduled for Friday, October 3, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

  • joetheacupuncturist says:

    scott, seriously? brian gassaway? How does he get a headline? lol

  • JustMike says:

    >> How does he get a headline? lol

    Maybe it was a tossup between Gassaway and something on Brandon Lee Hinkle.

  • Id say TJ Grant is the real headline here. This kid is a great prospect in the welterweight division. I’ve seen him fight in Halifax and he’s explosive and dangerous in all areas of the game. I’ve also interviewed TJ before for mmanews and have been following his career for quite some time.

  • Scott Butler says:

    I am friends with Brian Gassaway.
    He is a badass. SUPER strong in the gym.
    He will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime… MMA or kickboxing.

    If I remember right, Brian is undefeated as a kickboxer.

  • Jeremy says:

    I am really a big fan of TJ Grant, I have seen a couple of his fights now and he seems like a very good prospect for a bigger organization. Really I am somewhat surprised he isn’t already in one. Maybe with a win over Gassaway he will get the call.


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