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Bryce Mitchell joined an exclusive club with his win on Saturday as he wrapped up only the second Twister submission in UFC history with his first round finish over Matt Sayles.
Mitchell joins “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung as the only fighters to pull off the Twister—a move created by Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Eddie Bravo—inside the UFC Octagon.
NOTHING NASTIER THAN THIS TWISTER @ThugnastyMMA #UFCDC pic.twitter.com/Dww5VhEXxW
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 8, 2019
The end came after Mitchell put on a dominant display throughout the first round after taking Sayles to the ground and controlling him from there from start to finish.
With his legs locked into position on the mat, Mitchell saw the opening for the Twister as he put Sayles arm behind his head and then torqued the neck to cement the submission into place.
The grimace on Sayles’ face told the whole story as he wasted no time tapping out, with the end of the fight coming at 4:20 into the opening round.
It was an impressive showing from Mitchell, who moved his professional record to 12-0 overall including three straight wins in the UFC.
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