On the heels of his July 23, Titan FC 62 victory over Trent McCown, Jared Gooden has been signed to the UFC and will face Dwight Grant on August 22. Linemovement.com was the first to report the news of the 26-year-old “Nite Train” being signed to fight on the big stage.
Gooden (17-4 MMA) faces Grant (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, part of the promotion’s card headlined by Pedro Munhoz and Frankie Edgar.
Gooden is currently riding a three-fight win streak including the second round TKO win over McCown, and submission wins over Jay Jackson and Empire FC 5 and Marcel Stamps at Island Fights 60.
Grant earned a contract with the UFC after getting a win on Dana White’s Contender Series, only to drop a split decision to Zak Ottow in his first official outing with the promotion. He would then bounce back to earn victories over Carlo Pedersoli and Alan Jouban.
UFC Fight Night Quick Card
Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar – 135 lbs
Yoel Romero vs. Uriah Hall – 185 lbs
Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson – 125 lbs
Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill – 115 lbs
Ovince St. Preux vs. Shamil Gamzatov – 205 lbs
Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos – 115 lbs
Takashi Sato vs. Daniel Rodriguez – 170 lbs
Mike Rodriguez vs. Marcin Prachnio – 205 lbs
Dwight Grant vs. Jared Gooden – 170 lbs.