If Brett Johns is going to snap the first losing streak streak of his career, he’ll have to get past a debuting bantamweight on a tear.
In his last two outings, Johns faced top contenders Pedro Munhoz and Aljamain Sterling, falling short against both by unanimous decision. This two-fight skid follows a 15-fight unbeaten stretch to start his pro career and he is 3-2 in the UFC including a 30-second calf slicer submission victory against Joe Soto at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale in December 2017. That marked the Welshman’s most recent win.
Gravely (19-5) has won seven straight, all by way of knockout or submission. He was a bantamweight champion for Rhode Island’s Classic Entertainment & Sports promotion and earned a Contender Series contract by defeating Ray Rodriguez this past August.
UFC Raleigh takes place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and former UFC champion Junior dos Santos. The main card will air on the ESPN+ streaming service.