Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Davey “Dangerous” Grant will take on Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 36 card.

In this post, we will break down Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 36-year-old, Davey Grant is coming in with a 13-6-0 record. Grant will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Adrian Yanez at UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate in November.

Smolka, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Vince Morales on November 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Aldo and holds a 17-8-0 record.

Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka
36
Age
30
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 9″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
69″
Reach
68″
13-6-0
Record
17-8-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Davey Grant has an orthodox fighting stance with a 69″ reach. The 30-year-old, Louis Smolka is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Davey Grant:
→ Grant’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Grant lands 4.55 significant strikes per minute.
→ Grant’s takedown accuracy is 44%.
→ Grant’s takedown average is 1.77 per 15 minutes.
→ Grant’s takedown defense is 60%.

Grant comes in with 44% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.55 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Smolka fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 4.54 significant strikes per minute. Davey Grant also has a 44% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.77 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Smolka’s 1.81 takedowns and 31% takedown accuracy.

Louis Smolka:
→ Smolka’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Smolka lands 4.54 significant strikes per minute.
→ Smolka’s takedown accuracy is 37%.
→ Smolka’s takedown average is 1.81 per 15 minutes.
→ Smolka’s takedown defense is 31%.

Louis spent on average 9:19 minutes in the Octagon and Davey has an average fight time of 11:18 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 36 is live in , who do you think will win, Davey or Louis? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
Date
May 14, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka

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