32-Year-Old UFC Bantamweight 8-3-0
May 25, 2018 Davey Grant News
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Grant's fight against Manny Bermudez has been removed from the UFC Liverpool card due to reports Grant is dealing with a staph infection, Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com reports.
Grant had been a (+215) underdog for a fight that was booked back in April, but the matchup will no longer come to pass due to news that emerged early Friday morning. It's unclear if the promotion will attempt to re-book this proposed bout at a later date.
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Fantasy AnalysisGrant is 1-2 since entering the UFC in 2013, and hasn't fought since a submission loss to Damian Stasiak back in October of 2016. An inconsistent schedule could be the 32-year-old's biggest detriment, but the opportunity to get back in the cage in his home country of England was just enough to break the hiatus. It's a good bit of matchmaking between two grapplers that have earned the vast majority of their victories via submission.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was a close fight, but one that Grant appeared to be on his way to winning before being stopped late. The back-and-forth bout saw both men land multiple takedowns, although Grant appeared to be the crisper, more effective striker. Grant fought off the fight-ending armbar for as long as he could, but as soon as Stasiak rolled over, he was forced to tap out. Grant made his UFC debut in November 2013 at the TUF 18 finale, but he has fought just twice since due to injuries.
Fantasy AnalysisGrant didn't look the least bit rusty despite the fact it was his first fight in nearly 15 months. Fighitng for the first time since his loss to Chris Holdsworth in the TUF 18 finale in November 2013, Grant easily controlled Vera for the entire fight, racking up nearly two full rounds worth of top control time. Grant doesn't have the long-term potential of some of the other bantamweight divisions top prospects because he is already 30-years old, but he has legitimate skills. People have forgotten about Grant's potential because of his inactivity.