It may have taken TUF alum Michael Graves longer than expected to get the finish at UFC on FOX 19 tonight (Sat., April 16, 2016), but he looked downright sensational against prospect Randy "Rude Boy" Brown.
After defending fairly well on the feet, which aided the longer and lengthy Brown, Graves was able to implement his ground game. From takedowns to elbows in top control, the American Top Team standout truly looked in tune with his gameplan.
Graves' top pressure was simply too much for Brown as the 25-year-old product of "Lookin' for a Fight" tapped via second-round rear naked choke. The video highlight is shown below.
Michael Graves locks in a tight RNC and gets the tap! Big win for @UltimateFighter alum @GravesMMA #UFCTampa https://t.co/yLq5xi2MFp— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 16, 2016
The victory certainly raises some eyebrows in the Welterweight division considering how much potential Graves possesses. He undoubtedly relied on his wrestling against the striking of Brown, but the future seems bright for the 25-year-old up-and-comer.