Davey Grant scored another brutal finish when he stopped Louis Smolka 49 seconds into round three. In what was a stand-up war, Davey managed to get a trademark finish against a tough opponent.
Round 1: Davey Grant comes out throwing lots of kicks to the body and legs. Using a stance switch to disguise the offence Grant is looking fast. Continuing with the kicks he sets up the hands and lands big. Smolka tries to initiate a clinch but Davey shrugs him off and continues with the heavy offence. Two extremely fast Bantamweights, trading in the middle of the cage. Grant lands some massive hooks, and Louis just eats them. Each man throws some flashy shots trading a spinning elbow for a flying knee. Eventually, Smolka goes down when Davey lands a perfectly timed jab. Grant follows him down but lets him up to end the round.
Round 2: Smolka rushes in to clinch, but it’s broken up quickly. Grant is throwing bombs and looking for a finish. He continues to throw both kicks and hooks. Smolka starts to turn things around and manages to get to a Thai clinch. Louis lands a massive combination of punches to Davey’s head when they break. Each man is trading in an absolute scrap. Louis is landing a lot more this round, but Davey continues to chop away with kicks. A big spinning heel kick from Grant is caught and he gets taken down. Searching for an armbar, Louis looks to have it but Grant defends. Back to the feet, Davey walks him down, and Smolka land to end the second.
Round 3: In what so far has been all-out war. Grant continues the leg kick and finally buckles his opponent. Once Smolka hits the deck, Grant is all over him and lands some flush punches to KO Louis.
Now back in the win column Grant can begin to build upon what he started before his two previous setbacks. With no shame in losing to top competition as he did in his last two fights. Grant has shown what he’s all about, putting in the work to bounce back strong. Extending his record to 14-6. Davey has positioned himself well in one of the UFC’s most entertaining divisions. At 36, Grant is one of the older competitors in a stacked Bantamweight pool.
Age however is just a number. If he can continue with performances like tonight, fans will be watching “Dangerous” rolling back the years.
A fan favourite there will be a whole host of fights that would be absolute barnburners. Amid all the announcements being made for UFC London. Davey Grant would be a tremendous fighter to add to an already stacked card. Bringing the heat every time he steps foot in the octagon. All I know is wherever and whoever Grant fights next, it will be a must-watch scrap.
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