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Featherweight Division

Not Fighting

Mike Grundy

Featherweight Division

12-4-0 (W-L-D)

1

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

3

Wins by Decision

Mike Grundy

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Mike Grundy's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Wigan, United Kingdom
Trains at
Team Kaobon
Fighting style
Grappler
Age
35
Height
67.00
Weight
145.00
Octagon Debut
Mar. 16, 2019
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
38.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
     
  • Eight wins by submission (Guillotine, 3 arm triangle, Americana, 3 Brabo), one by KO
     
  • Seven first-round finishes
     
  • Has won nine of his last 11
     
  • Lone pre-UFC loss to UFC vet Damian Stasiak in March 2015
     
  • Last pre-UFC win was November 2017 victory over UFC vet Fernando Bruno

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(3/19/22) Grundy was submitted by Makwan Amirkhani via anaconda choke at :57 of the first round 
UFC 262 (5/15/21) Grundy lost a three round split decision to Lando Vannata
UFC on ESPN (7/26/20) Grundy lost a three round unanimous decision to Movsar Evloev
UFC Fight Night (3/16/19) Grundy stopped Nad Narimani via strikes at 4:42 of the second round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was a freestyle wrestler for Great Britain and one of my friends used to coach wrestling at Team Kaobon. He asked me to come and train there to help Terry Etim with his wrestling. Terry was on his second fight in the UFC at this point. When I went I could see straight away how Colin was with the team; he was very strict and got the most out of the lads training and it got me hooked straight away. I tried jiu-jitsu and Thai boxing and Colin said, “Why don’t you try MMA,” but my dream was to go to the London Olympics in 2012. Eventually, I turned my hand to MMA and here I am.
What ranks and titles have you held? ASPERA Brazil featherweight champion 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s a dream I have been working towards since I started MMA. It means everything right now.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college at 16 to do a bricklaying course that I didn’t finish. I just always wanted to be a full-time athlete.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was on the world-class program for the U.K. wrestling team leading up to the London Olympics in 2012, but I always helped my dad doing ground work to get the extra money. 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 
6-0 amateur record
Ranks in any martial arts styles: European & British jiu-jitsu champion, Commonwealth medalist 2014 in freestyle wrestling 
Favorite grappling technique:
D’Arce choke 
Favorite Striking technique:
Body kick