On Saturday night time in Washington D.C., Bryce Mitchell did what just one other fighter has accomplished in UFC history. He submitted Matt Sayles utilizing the Twister. Only featherweight contender Chang Sung Jung has completed a UFC fight with that maneuver.
Here’s a have a look at the finish:
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Mitchell has grabbed some attention with his relentless strategy, spirited post-fight interviews, and of course, his grappling. All three qualities have been on show as he put his opponent away with such a high-level maneuver. The victory sent Mitchell to a perfect 12-0 report. The 25-year-old Arkansas native has made himself one of the exciting featherweight prospects with extra impressive performances with every outing.
In his next fight, there’s a chance Mitchell will probably be matched with somebody in the Prime 15, or at the least just outside of it. On the other end, Sayles falls to 8-3. At 25, he nonetheless has plenty of time left within the sport.
This was the primary submission loss of his career, however there’s obvious work to be accomplished on this area. As spectacular as a Twister is to see, it’s genuinely only available when the individual on the receiving end is grossly inferior as a grappler.
For now, Mitchell deserves the attention he’s receiving and a $50,000 bonus is nicely within his reach.