Nate Maness had to fight through early trouble, which almost got him finished to Tony Gravely in the second round of their UFC Vegas 37 (UFC Fight Night 192) Main Card fight on Saturday night at the UFC Apex Facility in Las Vegas Nevada.
Maness was at the end of a right hook from Gravely towards the end of the first round that floored him and opened him up for a finish. However, the Maness got saved by the Horn. Maness finally bounced backed with a the exact same punch that rocked and dropped him in the first round and kept the output constant till the referee had to step in to save the fight.
Maness admitted after the fight that, it was the first time he got dropped and that he noticed his efforts and work to the body weren’t effective enough.
“That’s the first time I’ve ever been dropped in my whole career,” Maness admitted after his win. “I went to the body and I could feel that hurt him so I come up with the hook right after. It made contact. I hit really hard at 135
Gravely and Maness started the fight violently but while Maness wanted a close battle, Gravely looked to keep him at bay with his Jab Manes gradually found his range and Maness started connecting more. Just before the round ended Gravely uncorked a right hook that sent Maness straight to the canvas.
Maness was saved by the bell as time ran out but Gravely still believes he was hurt so, started the second round with a flurry of punches still trying to capitalise on his first round hurt. Maness lured him into the exchange then knocked him out with a right hook.
The hook sent Gravely to the canvas and Maness followed up and connected a series of punches that directly meant no way of return before the referee stopped the fight.
Maness is now 3 – 0 and gradually looked like a very good prospect in a very deep UFC bantamweight division.