UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann: Nathan Maness vs Tony Gravely- Prediction and Analysis

Published 09/18/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann will see a bantamweight clash between Nathan Maness and Tony Gravely go down in the main card. Both fighters are currently boasting a winning streak at the 135 lbs division. Either man will be determined to further propel with a win this weekend.

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Maness will be fighting in the UFC for the third time this weekend. He has won both of his fights since making his debut in 2020. ‘Mayhem’ last submitted Luke Sanders at a UFC Fight Night card in November. The 30-year-old will be determined to build on his impressive start when he takes on Gravely this weekend.

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Gravely, on the other hand, is currently on a 2-fight winning streak. The former Dana White’s Contender Series alumnus has turned it around after suffering a submission loss against Brett Johns in his promotional debut. He finished Anthony Birchak in his last fight in the UFC.

Maness has a professional record of 13-1. He has a total of 7 finishes in his resume so far. 4 T/KO and 3 submission wins comprise those numbers for him.

Gravely’s record stands at 21-6. His finishing tally is currently at 12. he has managed to secure 9 T/KO and 3 submission wins in his book so far.

Nathan Maness vs Tony Gravely: Analysis

Both Maness and Gravely have very good skills. Gravely has a total of 6 losses in his record. But to his argument, those losses have come against top-level fighters only. He also holds a few notable wins over the likes of Kris Moutinho, Draki Rodriguez, and more.

But Maness hasn’t shown any notable holes in his game so far as well. He is a very good fighter with solid fundamentals. ‘Mayhem’ will look to implement his skill sets when he takes on Gravely this weekend.

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the contest should be a really close affair. However, Maness should be able to get the better of Gravely and eventually earn a unanimous decision in his favor to add yet another win to his already impressive record.

Final Prediction: Nathan ‘Mayhem’ Maness by unanimous decision.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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