WOW! Insane Second Round KO by Davey Grant Stuns Jonathan Martinez at UFC Fight Night

Published 03/13/2021, 9:53 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 13: (R-L) Davey Grant of England punches Jonathan Martinez in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC bantamweight Davey Grant came out with the comeback win against Jonathan Martinez in the second round of the contest. The end came off the back of a left hook from hell that sent Martinez tumbling to the canvas. Jonathan Martinez was winning the fight prior to the TKO loss, and he’ll have to head back to the drawing board.

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Until the finish came, the fight had the shades of a possible ‘Fight of the Night’ performance. However, the end was extremely definitive, and the bout went from ‘Fight of The Night’ consideration to a ‘KO of the Year’ contender. The finish was such that there was no need for any follow-up strikes from Grant.

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The first-round saw Martinez send out heavy blows in the pocket as he found success with the left hand. However, the blow from ‘Dangerous’ Davey Grant that ended the fight could have put down anyone with its sheer power. The Englishman is now on a three-fight win streak in his 13-4 career with hopes to climb the ranks.

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UFC bantamweights: Jonathan Martinez vs Davey Grant

Martinez is now 2-2 and will need to drum up momentum once more in the crowded bantamweight division. He’s had a mixed 4-3 UFC run, and many believe hasn’t been able to live up to his potential so far. Like many talented UFC upstarts, he’ll have to find a sense of rhythm and consistency every time he competes.

Things are looking up for Davey Grant as he’s now earned two straight T/KO finishes, in a violent fashion no less. He has already faced some well-known fighters like Marlon Vera, and Manny Bermudez, and is only adding to his resume. It’s all a matter of not allowing injuries to hijack his momentum so that he can make a meaningful run.

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The UFC bantamweight division is the talk of the town, and everyone seems to want in on the action. The recent title fight controversy aside, the 135-pound division has been producing high octane fights through 2020-21. Fans are genuinely excited to see the growth of the division, especially as fighters like TJ Dillashaw are back in the mix.

Can Grant rise to find himself among the cream of the bantamweight division?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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