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Submission! Watch Grant Dawson choke out Darrick Minner at UFC Norfolk

Grant Dawson had to defend guillotines galore earlier tonight (Sat., Feb. 29, 2020) at UFC Fight Night 169 live on ESPN+ from inside Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, but eventually found his own submission finish when he stopped Darrick Minner via rear-naked choke in the second round.

Evident by his 20 career first-round finishes, Minner came straight out of the gate and tried to lock in a fight-ending submission. Dawson kept his cool and eventually tired the Octagon newcomer out. That allowed Dawson to gain complete control in the second round and find a home for the finish along the cage.

Check out the video highlights above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

With this performance, Dawson locks down his third-straight UFC win in as many appearances and proves he’s one of the most dangerous submission specialists going at 145 pounds. The talented prospect will look to land a much bigger fight his next time out as Minner stepped in for this bout on just two weeks notice.

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