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UFC London takes shape as Davey Grant added to event headlined by Tom Aspinall’s comeback fight

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May 15, 2023
UFC London takes shape as Davey Grant added to event headlined by Tom Aspinall’s comeback fight

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Exciting bantamweight contender Davey Grant is the latest British fighter to be added to the UFC’s upcoming card in London.

MMA’s premier promotion will hold an event at the iconic O2 Arena on July 22 following the massive success of Leon Edwards’ first title defence at the same venue earlier this year.

Leon headlined UFC 286 in London earlier this year

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Leon headlined UFC 286 in London earlier this yearCredit: Getty

‘Dangerous’ will square off against undefeated 14-0 prospect Daniel Marcos in a bantamweight fight on the undercard of Tom Aspinall’s eagerly anticipated return from injury.

Grant, who has earned a legion of fans with his wild fighting style, picked up a last-gasp submission victory over long-time contender Raphael Assuncao in March.

The 37-year-old stretched his winning run to two after previously knocking out Louis Smolka following back-to-back defeats against Adrian Yanez and Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.

Marcos earned a UFC contract last year during an appearance on Dana White’s Contenders Series where he picked up a unanimous decision win over Brandon Lewis.

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Davey Grant will fight at the UFC's latest London show on July 22

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Davey Grant will fight at the UFC’s latest London show on July 22Credit: Getty Images – Getty
He'll fight 14-0 prospect, Daniel Marcos

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He’ll fight 14-0 prospect, Daniel Marcos

The 30-year-old made his promotional debut at UFC 283 in January and kept his perfect record intact with a second-round KO win over Saimon Oliveira at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Grant vs Marcos joins an already stacked card that will be topped by Aspinall’s first fight since he suffered a catastrophic knee injury against Curtis Blaydes last year.

The top heavyweight contender is excited to have the chance to exercise the demons from his last fight in the same arena exactly one year later.

“I think it’s perfect, to be honest. Straight back to the scene of the crime,” Aspinall told talkSPORT.

Tom Aspinall will headline UFC London

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Tom Aspinall will headline UFC LondonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The heavyweight contender suffered a freak injury in his last fight

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The heavyweight contender suffered a freak injury in his last fightCredit: getty

“I’m glad that it’s there [O2 Arena] because I didn’t want it to be some taboo place in my mind that I can’t fight there anymore because it’s bad luck or something.

“I don’t wanna do that. I want to go back there and fight again, main event again. It’s worked out absolutely perfect.

“It couldn’t have worked out any better for me. I’m really happy.”

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Tom Aspinall vs Marcin Tybura

Molly McCann vs Julija Stoliarenko

Marc Diakiese vs Joel Alvarez

Ketlen Viera vs Pannie Kianzad

Jia Herbert vs Fares Ziam

Danny Roberts vs Johnny Parson

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Lerone Murphy vs Joshua Culibao

Davey Grant vs Daniel Marcos

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