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Raphael Assuncao vs Davey Grant report
Who won Assuncao vs Grant?
Davey Grant beat Raphael Assuncao by submission in the 3rd round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili, on Saturday 11th March 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Assuncao vs Grant stats
Raphael Assuncao stepped into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Davey Grant made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Grant had an advantage in power over Assuncao, with a 29% knock out percentage over Assuncao's 14%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Grant had a large advantage over Assuncao, boosting at 57% submission rate over Assuncao's 36%.
Raphael Assuncao was the older man by 3 years, at 40 years old.
Grant had a height advantage of 3 inches over Assuncao. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Assuncao was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 10 months earlier than Grant, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 47 more professional rounds, 88 to Grant's 41.
Assuncao vs Grant form
Assuncao had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Victor Henry at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Marlon Moraes at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
He had beat Matthew Lopez at UFC Fight Night 120 on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, United States.
Assuncao's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Grant's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Assuncao vs Grant?
Raphael Assuncao was a 6/5 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Davey Grant made his way into the ring at 69/100 (-140) with oddsmakers.
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