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UFC on ESPN 36: Grant vs Smolka 05/14/2022 Fight Analysis, Spread and BetNow’s Forecast

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UFC on ESPN 36 Grant vs Smolka 05-14-2022 Fight Analysis Spread and BetNow's Forecast

UFC on ESPN 36: Grant vs Smolka 05/14/2022 – Davey Grant is up against Louis Smolka at the UFC of ESPN 36. Both fighters will enter the ring at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Grant is up against an equally tough opponent and this fight is expected to go on for a while. Both fighters will enter the octagon after a loss in their last battle. The UFC picks and predictions are updated online as these top fighters clash in this exciting bantamweight bout. The fight can be streamed online with the UFC Fight Pass and will be telecasted with a Pay Per View option. Both fighters will need to rebound here from their last defeat and both are keen on making a win. Grant is coming into this game riding a two-game losing streak and is in desperate need of a win against Smolka.

UFC on ESPN 36: Grant vs Smolka 05/14/2022

When:Saturday, May 14, 10:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 36: Grant vs Smolka 05/14/2022 Odds

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Davey Grant-280Louis Smolka+240

Main Card

Davey Grant

Davey Grant lost his last two bouts and will enter this fight with an MMA record of 11-6. When it comes to the ultimate fighting championship, Grant is holding a 4-5 record. Grant will need to mark his name in the UFC and he still seems to be catching up. In his last battle, the 36-year-old fighter lost against Marlon Vera via unanimous decision. Grant started well with an incredible winning streak. The British fighter had thee continuous victories, out of which two were back-to-back knockouts. Grant knocked out Martin Day and Jonathan Martinez in the past. Grant also lost in a split decision against Adrian Yanez. Overall, he has some rough patches and will need to get back on the right track. This can be a tough call for Grant, but he will need to get some early moves to prevent a three-fight losing skid.

Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka has been impressive with his overall MMA record. Smolka is holding a 17-8 record and an 8-8 UFC record. Smolka struggled in the past and his UFC carrier is not too exceptional. However, he seems to be making progress and has plenty of time ahead of him to make it to the top. Smolka was knocked out in his last bout against Vince Morales. Smolka requires a victory and has split between his last six battles. The Hawaiian fighter came back to the UFC in 2018 and won three straight fights. Smolka defeated Mudaerji Su in the second round via submission. Three of his victories after coming back to the UFC have been via stoppage. However, all three of his losses were in the first round itself.

Grant vs Smolka Betting Numbers

Last FightLossLoss
Weight (lbs)135135
Reach (in)6968
Win by KO/TKO23%47%
Win by Submission62%41%
Strikes landed per minute4.554.54
Striking accuracy44%47%
Striking absorbed per minute3.753.87
Striking defense57%52%
Takedown average1.771.81
Takedown accuracy44%37%
Takedown defense60%31%
Submission average0.11.9

Grant vs Smolka Betting Picks

Both fighters have great exposure in the MMA world, but when it comes to the UFC, Lous Smolka has taken on many other fighters. The online sportsbook has predicted Louis Smolka to win this fight against Grant.