- Davey Grant did one of the summer when he quit his UFC 251 opponent Martin Day in the third round of their game Saturday.
- Grant and Day were the first people to fight on “Fight Island,” which is a four-event and two-week break on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to help the UFC hold international events during the pandemic.
- Although Grant won, he wasn’t in any way that easy because he was released from the hospital hours later with a cracked jaw and a broken nose.
- “That’s all I wanted,” said Grant, who received a $ 50,000 performance bonus.
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FIGHT ISLAND ̵
Grant hit Martin Day with a left-out knockout, which was so horrible that it left his opponent motionless on the canvas in the middle of the third and final round.
Grant and Day fought the first match on “Fight Island”, which is a quarantine area on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, created specifically for the UFC to hold international events during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
But despite the early goal, Grant was by no means easy because he had to fight through many serious facial injuries, he said.
Grant said on Twitter about five hours after the fight, long before the main event at UFC 251 in Flash Forum had even begun, Grant said on Twitter that he had been taken to the hospital.
“Just got back from the hospital,” he said. “The jaw is cracked in two places and also a cracked nose!”
Anyway, he thanked the UFC, President Dana White and matchmaker Sean Selby.
“That’s all I wanted,” Grant said. “And I am so grateful to have had this opportunity. Respect for Martin Day – true warrior.”
—Davey Grant (@DaveyGrantMMA) July 12, 2020
Through the fence for the Octagon at the end of Grant’s fight, White could be heard screaming: “Davey … good job today. Congratulations.”
Grant told White at the time that he could feel he was injured and that a $ 50,000 bonus would change lives.
“We’ll find out,” White said.
Times later, through official communication from the UFC, Insider was told that Grant was one of the four athletes at UFC 251 to be rewarded with the bonus.
Other athletes who won the bonus included Jiri Prochazka, who, like Grant, received a highlight with highlights, and Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas who produced “Fight of the Night”, which Namajunas embarked on in a split decision.
With UFC 251 knocked off, the “Fight Island” festival continues with shows on Wednesday, July 15, Saturday, July 18, and Saturday, July 25.
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