Jett Grande clashes with Colton Boxell at Unified MMA 45 in a super lightweight bout. This transpires on May 27th, and broadcasts on UFC Fight Pass.
I spoke with Grande before this professional matchup between two accomplished amateur Canadian mixed martial artists. Excerpts from our recent chat can be found below.
This contest being at 165 pounds and if that’s mindful of a super lightweight title trajectory in Unified MMA–
“It was more of a catchweight, but honestly if there’s a chance to go for the 165 belt, I’ll take that. If there’s a chance to take the 155 belt, I’ll take that. I’m down for either.”
Jett Grande’s thoughts on Colton Boxell’s resume and skills–
“He had a hell of an amateur career too. I think he went 5-2. Fought some really good guys like Brendan Allen. Who’s in the UFC right now at 185. So that’s pretty cool, just beat Sam Alvey. But yeah, he has fought some really good guys too. I think he was the local Hard Knocks champion. But yeah he’s had a really good career. Went to IMMAF worlds. Yeah, good for him.”
Jett Grande continues, “He’s definitely dangerous on the ground. He has got a good leg lock game and he’s really good at taking the back. Like if he takes your back, you’re in a lot of trouble. Just a really dangerous ground game. He’s got some pretty decent wrestling too. But so do I. So that will be interesting. But it’ll be tough for him to take me down. He’s really good. Decent striking. Decent leg kicks and everything but honestly I think it’s a good fight for me. He’s a good fighter and I wish him the best.”
Parting thoughts for Jett Grande-
“Just want to say thank you to all my sponsors. Thank you to Arashi-Do Red Deer. Thank you to all my family, friends, and fans that have been supporting me. Yeah, that’s about it, man.”