Bryce Mitchell gave fight fans something to remember earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 7, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 7 live on ESPN from inside Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., after he finished featherweight counterpart Matt Sayles with a rare twister submission in the very first round.
Mitchell struck first when he scored an easy takedown in the center of the cage after Sayles launched an ill-advised kick down the middle. From there, “Thug Nasty” worked his way into position and nearly locked up an arm-triangle choke. Mitchell then transitioned to Sayles’ back and set him up for a rare twister attempt. Sayles defended the first squeeze before Mitchell tightened his grip and forced the tap.
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With this performance, Mitchell not only locks down one of the most sought after submission finishes in all of MMA but he scores his third-straight win in as many UFC appearances. The 25-year-old is now 12-0 in his professional career and should be considered one of the most promising young prospects in UFC today.
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