Davey Grant

Dangerous

England

Shows well against talented foe
BantamweightUFC
November 20, 2021
Grant lost to Adrian Yanez via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Grant performed admirably considering he entered as one of the largest underdogs on the entire card at +230, but this fight was nowhere near as close as the "split decision" term would lead you to believe. Grant just about matched Yanez punch for punch in terms of the numbers, but the latter landed the cleaner, harder blows throughout the duration of the fight. Grant is has dealt with plenty of injuries over the course of his career and will turn 36 years of age next month, but he has also displayed the ability to remain competitive against quality competition, and that should keep his roster spot secure for at least the next little while. He'll also take a $50,000 bonus home with him after this bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
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Booked to fight Yanez in Novemeber
BantamweightUFC
September 17, 2021
Grant (nose) will fight Adrian Yanez (nose) on November 20, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Both fighters were handed medical suspensions that would have kept them from fighting until 2022, but the UFC appears to have waived both. Grant will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Marlon Vera last June.
Suffers nasal fracture
BantamweightUFC
June 22, 2021
Grant is facing a 180-day medical suspension, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grant is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Marlon Vera last Saturday. He will need clearance on a nasal fracture if he hopes to fight again before mid-December. Grant is now 4-4 in the UFC.
Falls to Marlon Vera in rematch
BantamweightUFC
June 19, 2021
Grant lost to Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (27-29, 28-29, 26-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Grant hung in there, but this was a pretty lopsided fight that wasn't in doubt at any point. Facing one of the division's more underrated competitors, Grant had difficulty getting on track. He landed just 49 percent of his significant strikes (83-for-168), compared to 64 percent (105-for-162) from Vera. These two men fought back in February 2016, a bout Grant won via unanimous decision, but Vera has been in Octagon 13 times since the first bout, while Grant fought just four times. Those lack of reps are crucial and may have very well played a role in this result. This defeat snapped a three-fight winning streak for the 35-year-old Grant. On the bright side, he'll get an extra $50,000 check after this bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
Booked for June 19
BantamweightUFC
April 19, 2021
Grant is set to fight Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night on June 19, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grant will fight for his fourth straight victory in the newly booked matchup. Recently, Grant defeated Jonathan Martinez via KO (punch) during UFC Fight Night on March 13.
Stuns Jonathan Martinez
BantamweightUFC
March 13, 2021
Grant defeated Jonathan Martinez via KO (punch) at 3:03 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The furthest thing from a knockout artist, Grant has now scored back-to-back one-punch stoppage victories. Saturday's win was particularly impressive considering how little Grant was able to get going in the early portion of the fight. He got cracked with a huge shot from Martinez and was floored at one point, but managed to survive before unleashing a sweeping left hook that turned Martinez's lights out. Don't look now, but the 35-year-old Brit has somehow run off three victories in a row. This was by far the most impressive of the bunch and sets Grant up for a potential big fight his next time out.