The primary knockout of UFC Struggle Island got here in spectacular circumstances as Davey Grant recovered from a damaged jaw to cease Martin Day at UFC 251.
The custom-built venue on Yas Island was created to ship fights safely within the midst of a worldwide pandemic and it actually proved to be definitely worth the effort.
Nonetheless, within the very first combat of the evening, president Dana White might effectively have needed to pay up a $50,000 bonus immediately after a shocking knockout.
British fighter Grant allegedly broke his jaw within the opening exchanges of his combat with Day, earlier than recovering to cease the Hawaiian within the third and remaining spherical with a crunching left hook.
Grant was dropped within the very first spherical of the combat and appeared to be on his means out of the competition, earlier than taking the combat to the bottom within the second spherical.
Fortunately for the Brit, the damaged jaw and subsequent drop didn’t deter him as he rallied to complete the combat with an attractive counter left throughout a hearth combat within the remaining spherical to safe the win.
Grant was then heard speaking to Dana White after the combat, confirming he had actually damaged his jaw and needed the $50okay bonus.
Maybe having fun with the cheekiness of the request, White appeared glad to oblige and advised the Brit ‘we’ll get you found out child’.
Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping was engaged on commentary on Struggle Island and his response to his former sparring associate’s knockout was unimaginable to see.
The daddy of three and veteran of The Final Fighter 18 picked up his second straight win after a choice over Grigorii Popov at UFC Moscow in November.