Grant Dawson Wife Elle Dawson: Couples In MMA

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Grant Dawson’s wife, Elle Dawson, is a prolific partner of the MMA beast. The couple has been each other’s number one fan, best friend, and biggest supporter.

Elle and Grant are not only life partners but also gym buddies and fellow practitioners. They constantly push each other to be better and win more fights.

Together, they moved to the famed American Top Team gym in Miami, Florida, in 2022.

Grant Dawson After Winning Against Damir Ismagulov
Grant Dawson After Winning Fight Against Damir Ismagulov (Source: Instagram)

Grant Dawson is an American mixed martial artist born on February 20, 1994. Currently, he is competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The Wisconsin native attended Cross County Community School, where he competed in high school wrestling. There he finished his senior season with a record of 40–8.

Dawson started his professional MMA career in 2014 after amassing an amateur record of 8-1.

He then participated in Dana White’s Contender Series, where he was offered a UFC contract after defeating Adrian Diaz by submission.

Dawson then made his UFC debut on March 9, 2019, and is #15 in the UFC lightweight rankings as of June 27, 2023.

Grant Dawson Wife: Elle Dawson

Grant “KGD” Dawson is married to Elle Dawson “The Ruthless.” Elle is a strawweight-class professional mixed martial artist.

Likewise, the MMA couple began dating in November 2017. After helping one another through thick and thin in their career endeavors, they got married on November 20, 2022.

Grant And Elle On Their Wedding Day
Grant And Elle On Their Wedding Day (Source: Instagram)

Elle was born in Springfield, Missouri, on May 24, 1994. Her amateur career began in 2016 at the Adrenaline Fight League.

A Fighting Alliance Championship veteran, Elle made her professional MMA debut in October 2020.

Since her debut, she has participated in 6 fights with a record of 5-1-0. The Ruthless won five contests straight, out of which four wins came from submission.

Sadly, her first and only defeat came on October 07, 2022, against Celine Haga by unanimous decision. 

The fighter has not entered the cage since then. One of the reasons for absence is because of the injury.

She underwent knee surgery in March 2023 and has been recovering to reach her full potential. Additionally, she has been doing some light work as an analyst at Fight Bananas.

Her husband, Grant, has been a massive support throughout the process. From hyping Elle for her matchday to assuring her of surgery, he has always been by the side of his shield maiden.

On July 1, 2023, post-fight interview, Grant reinstated his unconditional love for his wife in a rather unorthodox way.

However, his gist was that he loved Elle more than anything and couldn’t be happier getting married.

Seeing their commitment to each other and martial arts, the Dawson duo is a match made in heaven.

Grant Dawson Vs. Elle Dawson And Laura Sanko

The UFC fighter faced off with then-girlfriend Elle Wagman and Laura Sanko in a 2v1 grappling match. Sanko is a former fighter and current ESPN reporter.

The story dates back to January 2020, when the ladies challenged Dawson in the gym to see who would come out on top. Surprisingly, Dawson won the challenge.

Grant Dawson In Support Of Wife Elle
Grant Dawson In Support Of Wife Elle (Source: Instagram)

Despite the effort put in by Elle and Laura, Dawson still managed to stand tall.

Although it was not looking good for the UFC lightweight at first, the table turned as soon as he managed to rise off the mat and pin the duo.

Grant posted the video of the match on his Instagram account on September 1, 2022. He even teased the ladies for a second round via the caption.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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