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MIKE GRUNDY

AGE

32

RECORD

12-1-0

REACH

72"

HEIGHT

5'8"

WEIGHT

145LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

TEAM KAOBON WIGAN

HOMETOWN

WIGAN, GREATER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS NAD NARIMANI

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Narimani takes the center. Grundy is in the wide stance. Both fighters are finding their range. Grundy is looking relaxed. Grundy opens the fight with an overhand right and lands. Nice step in uppercut lands for Grundy! Grundy is the aggressor early. 1st min in, Narimani is missing with the punches. He is still searching for his timing. Grundy is showing nice footwork early. Grundy moves forward and lands a right hook! Narimani felt that one. Narimani is keeping his distance with the kicks. Grundy is patient. He is not wasting his energy. Halfway in, big straight right hand lands for Grundy! Grundy is much faster during the exchanges. Narimani moves in and partially lands a left hook. Narimani has a hard time landing anything significant. Grundy is looking very comfortable. Nice uppercut lands for Narimani. Grundy times the well changes and grabs the double leg. Grundy scores a powerful takedown. Narimani scrambles and gives his back to Grundy. 1 min to go, Grundy lands a couple of hard right hands. Narimani is back on his feet. Grundy has the back. Grundy separates and lands a hard right hand on the separation. Narimani dives for a single leg. Grundy easily defends and continues with the pressure. Narimani fires a straight right. Grundy slips the punch and lands a stiff right hand! 10-9 Grundy

Rd 2 – Narimani takes the center and opens the round with the one two combination. Grundy is waiting for the opportunity to explode with the right hand. Big straight right lands for Grundy! He has fast hands! Narimani rush in with the left but eats another hard left counter. Narimani is looking frustrated. Grundy is dominating the fight. 1st min in, Narimani is missing with the punches. Grundy switches his stance and connects with a left hook. He pushes forward with the right hand but eats a hard counter left hook! Narimani is the aggressor. He is putting pressure on Grundy. Stiff jab lands for Grundy. Both fighters exchange hard right hands! Narimani is looking more confident in this round. Grundy level changes and initiates the clinch against the fence. Halfway in, Narimani separates. Grundy is waiting for a counter. Nice inside leg kick lands for Narimani. Grundy dives for a takedown. Defended by Narimani. Grundy steps in with the power uppercut, just misses! Both fighters are slowing down. Narimani fakes an uppercut and explodes with a right hand over the top! Grundy is hurt!!! Narimani is pushing for a finish with more punches! 1 min to go, Narimani smells the blood and starts walking Grundy down. Grundy recovers and lands a hard left hand!!! Narimani goes down!!! Grundy pushes for a finish with more punches! Big right hand lands for Grundy! He is throwing everything at Narimani!!! Narimani is not defending himself!!! The referee stops the fight!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2017 ACB 65 – VS MICHAEL TOBIN

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Tobin takes the center. Grundy is moving on the outside. Grundy is light on his feet. He level changes and scores a double leg takedown. Grundy is in the guard position. Tobin is controlling the posture from the bottom. 1st min in Grundy makes a transition to the half guard position. He lands a couple of nice punches. Tobin scrambles from the bottom. Grundy is looking strong on the mat. Grundy has a hard time creating some space for his punches. Tobin is looking relaxed on the bottom but has a hard time getting back to his feet. Tobin rolls to his right but Grundy drags him back into the guard. Grundy stands up and lands a big right hand! He is back into the guard. Halfway in, Tobin has no answer for the wrestling of Grundy. Fighters are passive on the mat. Grundy is putting strong pressure on Tobin. Tobin is looking frustrated. 1 min to go, Tobin shoots for the triangle out of nowhere! Grundy managers to defend the submission and he continues to grind from the guard. Grundy makes a transition to the side control. Tobin is busy from the bottom with the right hand. Grundy stands up as the round ends. 10-9 Grundy

Rd 2 – Both fighters are patient at the beginning of the round. Grundy is looking for the level change. Tobin loses his balance and Grundy jumps into the half guard position. Tobin is controlling the posture from the bottom. 1st min in, Grundy is very passive from the top position. Tobin scrambles. Grundy follows the move and takes the guard. Grundy is dominating the fight so far. Tobin is looking desperate. Tobin is trying everything to get back to his feet. It looks like Grundy can do this the whole night. Tobin is scoring with the punches off his back. Big elbow lands for Grundy! Halfway in, Grundy lands a couple of hammer fists. He stands up and lands another hard right hand on the way in! Tobin is already looking tired. 1 min to go, He has a hard time finding the way back or reversing the position. Finally, Tobin rolls to his right but Grundy quickly makes a transition to the side control. Grundy is tiring Tobin out the entire round. 10-9 Grundy

Rd 3 – Tobin pressures forward. Grundy is keeping his distance with the kicks. Grundy is looking for a way into the takedown. Big overhand right lands for Grundy! He follows the attack with the clinch against the cage! Grundy tries to trip Tobin but ends up in the bottom position. Grundy scrambles and reverses the position. 1st min in, Grundy is a much stronger fighter. Tobin has a cut above his left eye. Tobin lands a couple of punches from the bottom. Grundy is dominating the fight from the beginning. Tobin shoots for the kimura! Grundy easily defends. Tobin is looking beaten and exhausted. Halfway in, Grundy is working from the half guard. Tobin is carrying the weight of Grundy the entire fight. Now, Grundy makes a transition to the side control. Tobin is in the survival mode. Grundy is slowly passing the guard. Tobin sees it and scrambles. Grundy finally lands a couple of punches to the body. 1 min to go, Grundy shoots for the guillotine from the top position! It looks tight!!! Tobin is trying to defend!!! Tobin taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

13 MATCHES 12 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 1 0
SUBMISSION 8 1
DECISION 3 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Grundy is a wrestling-based fighter with good boxing skills.
  • He is a former European and British jiu-jitsu champion.
  • Grundy has a strong wrestling background. He is a former Commonwealth Games bronze medalist.
  • His main training partner is Darren Till.
  • Against Tobin, Grundy has shown the power of his wrestling.
  • He has great top control as seen against Tobin.
  • However, against Tobin, he was very passive from the top position.
  • He is constantly improving his boxing and Muay Thai.
  • Grundy is covering the distance very quickly as seen against Narimani.
  • Against Narimani, Grundy has shown big improvements in his boxing. He was patient and disciplined with his shots.