Dana White's favorite, Bo Nickal submits rival at UFC 300 and maintains unbeaten record in MMA

Middleweight has dominant performance against Cody Brundage and confirms third consecutive victory in Ultimate

BoNickal complete Cody Brundage No. UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

Bet for the future of Ultimate, BoNickal had a new imposing role in the organization. Dana White's pupil, the wrestling legend nullified Cody Brundage in the fight that opened the main card of UFC 300. With a dominant performance, the athlete submitted his rival in the second round and maintained his unbeaten record in professional MMA.

At 28 years old, Nickal has an impeccable track record in mixed martial arts. With the new triumph, the middleweight (up to 83,9kg) reaches the sixth positive result in his career.

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An underdog at the bookmakers, Brundage was unable to end his opponent's great phase. The stumble also ended a two-game winning streak.

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The fight began with Brundage taking the initiative with a high kick, followed by a flying knee. In response, Nickal rocked his opponent with an 'overhand'. Bo went into a grappling fight afterwards and was looking for the takedown. Nickal pressed his opponent against the bars and insisted on the takedown. Halfway through the stage, Bo managed to get to his back and started trying for a rear naked choke. Almost in the final minute, Nickal started attacking with ground and pound. Cody tried to 'explode', but his rival didn't give him space.

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The second round had Nickal taking the initiative with a kick to his opponent's waistline. Brundage responded in kind and prevented his opponent from falling in the sequence. In the first minute, Bo looked for another takedown and got it. In a dominant position, Nickal continued to look for openings for a possible submission. Halfway through the round, Bo was in total control, not allowing his opponent to react. Nickal managed to get to the back and secured the rear naked choke. Cody tried to resist, but he was in a dramatic situation. Near the final minute, Bo forced his opponent to tap out.

UFC 300 results

MAIN CARD

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jamahal hill by knockout at 3m14s of R1 – fight for the belt

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Weili Zhang derrotou yan xiaonan in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) – fight for the belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Max Holloway derrotou Justin gaethje by knockout at 4m59s of R5- fight for the BMF belt

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Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9kg): BoNickal finished Cody Brundage with a rear naked choke at 3m38s of R2

PRELIMINARY CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Jiri Prochazka derrotou Aleksandr Rakic by technical knockout at 3m17s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): aljamain sterling derrotou Calvin kattar in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Kayla harrison finished Holly holm with a rear naked choke at 1m47s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Sodiq Yusuf by technical knockout at 1m29s of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg) Renato Moicano derrotou jalin turner by technical knockout at 4m11s of R2

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Jessica Stacker derrotou Marina Rodriguez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Bobby Green derrotou Jim Miller in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-25, 29-26)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Deiveson Figueiredo finished cody garbrandt with a rear naked choke at 4m02s of R2

UFC 300 Stats

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