The fight game is a never-ending cycle of blood sweat and tears. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a southern slayer whose technical approach to the sport and wealth of cutting his teeth in smaller promotions looks to pay big dividends in the sports ultimate proving ground. A professional since October 2015 and representing Tech MMA And Fitness Academy, Tony Gravely owns a 19-5 record in 24 career bouts as a professional comprised of eight knockouts, eight decisions and three submissions. Gravely earned a contract with the UFC on week eight of season three of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2019 and has also competed with various promotions including CES MMA and Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Out of his 19 professional victories, he has finished 11 of them.
In his MMA debut, Gravely faced Chad Wiggington and defeated him via unanimous decision. He defeated his next five opponents that included victories over Dylan Cala and Dwayne Hollman Jr. Then at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 58, Gravely faced Dave Roberts and defeated him via TKO in round three. He defeated his two opponents via decision in Francis Healy and Tim Sosa. For his lone outing with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 17 Gravely defeated Keith Richardson via unanimous decision. He also defeated Jerrell Hodge and Jordan Morales. Gravely defeated his next three foes via TKO that saw wins over Drako Rodriguez and James Quigg. In the main event of CES MMA 53, he knocked out Kody Nordby in the first round. At CES MMA 54 he defeated Kris Moutinho in the fourth round. Gravely submitted Darren Mima in round two via rear-naked choke at CES MMA 55 to earn his third submission win as a professional.
At Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series eight, he faced Ray Rodriguez and defeated him via TKO in the third round to earn a contract with the UFC. The win also earned Gravely the eighth knockout victory of his professional career. Powerfully built and possessing a wealth of experience, this southern fighter knows how to pack plenty of heat!