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Midnight Mania! Grant Dawson grapples two Atomweights simultaneously

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This is the type of “weird and wild” spectacle I like best, a friendly gym throw down! Dueling with his girlfriend — 6-3 amateur Atomweight Elle Wagman — as well as former professional Atomweight/current UFC reporter Laura Sanko, Featherweight prospect Grant Dawson wrestled the pair at the same time ... and won.

This video is both hilarious and somewhat informative. For one, I greatly appreciate the effort these two women put into winning. They really tried to crank on his neck and make him miserable, and perhaps with better planning, they could have won. At the same time, Dawson did a lot of things correctly, looking to separate the pair and using one foe to shield himself from the other.

When he’s not landing armbars on people smaller than him, Dawson is 14-1 as a professional and undefeated at 2-0 inside the Octagon. He was supposed to fight Chas Skelly last weekend at UFC 246 before being forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. Since then, the bout has been re-booked for UFC “Norfolk” on February 29th.

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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.