Watch: Davey Grant brutalizes Louis Smolka with precise ground and pound KO

Davey Grant got back into the win column with a brutal third round KO over Louis Smolka

Davey Grant gained the third round finish at UFC Vegas 54
Davey Grant gained the third round finish at UFC Vegas 54

Davey Grant has been 2-2 in his last 4 but none of them, win or lose were nothing short of memorable. The now 14-6 Englishmen, has managed to rack up 4 straight performance bonuses and with every progressing fight it seems he has made and obligation to gain the bonus. At UFC Vegas 54, Grant put on a similarly memorable performance against Luis Smolka that ended with punches connected straight to the face of a downed Smolka.

Davey Grant
Davey Grant gained another bonus worthy finish at UFC Vegas 54

The fight that was scheduled for 3 rounds, saw Grant assert his aggressiveness in the first, landing heavy shots on Smolka who refused to budge. Using his leg-kicks Grant was able to keep the American at a safe distance.
Luis Smolka came back up in the second mixing it up with elbows and clinches on a Davey Grant who was surely a little tired after the output in R1. Towards the end of the round Grant was able to even up on the strikes.

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Davey Grant gains a brutal last round KO on the ground

Davey Grant
Davey Grant got back into the winning column at UFC Vegas 54

Round 3 saw a replenished Grant go back to using his leg kicks one of which caused significant damage to Smolka’s lead leg. In a desperate attempt to get a break, Smolka who was clearly fatigued shot a hail-mary takedown, that Grant saw coming from a mile away. Sprawling away comfortably, Grant landed heavy shots from the ground onto Smolka’s face, who tried to get into a submission exchange similar to Round 2.
Grant started raining punches on Smolka who wound up into a shell on the ground, with the third one connecting hard and putting him out.

Grant gained the finish at the 40-second mark of the final round and almost certainly bagged himself a performance bonus-worthy finish. Grant was able to get out of his 2 fight losing skid after he faced rising prospect and new contender Adrian Yanez and Chito Vera in 2021

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