Bryce Mitchell did the unthinkable. In the first round of his bout at UFC DC, “Thug Nasty” caught Matt Sayles in a twister. The second one in promotional history.
Bryce Mitchell was part of the Undefeated season of TUF, coming in with a 9-0 record. He went 1-1 on the show, falling to eventual winner Brad Katona. Mitchell is 2-0 since then, defeating Tyler Diamond and Bobby Moffett, pushing his official record to 11-0. Sayles entered the UFC through the Contender Series in 2018, winning by first-round stoppage. He is 1-1 in the Octagon thus far, coming off a submission victory over Kyle Nelson.
Mitchell started the fight with a side kick to the body. Sayles pushed forward with a punch, then Mitchell drove him across the Octagon with a single-leg takedown. Mitchell got to side control, but Sayles worked his way to half guard. “Thug Nasty” pushed through to full mount and Sayles was in early trouble in just over two minutes. Mitchell went to taked the back, but Sayles resisted, keeping Mitchell in mount. Sayles turned to escape, but this time, Mitchell got the back with a minute to work. Sayles tried to escape, but a window opened for Mitchell. He locked up a leg and placed the opposite arm behind his head, grabbed the head of Sayles and cranked like there was no tomorrow. Sayles was forced to tap and Mitchell landed the second twister in UFC history.
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🇺🇸 @ThugnastyMMA records the second twister EVER in the Octagon!
— UFC (@ufc) December 8, 2019
Bryce Mitchell def. Matt Sayles by Submission (Twister) in Round 1 (4:20)