Sioux Falls, SD — Sullivan Cauley returned to the cage this past Friday night at Bellator 298 in hopes of reminding fight fans why he’s looked at as one of the brightest prospects in the sport.
And Sully did just that.
After a few exchanges on the feet, Sully managed to mix in his wrestling, bringing the fight to the ground before locking in a vicious arm triangle choke that left his opponent Hamza Salim unconscious. Cauley asserted his dominance throughout the fight, rebounding from his prior defeat in emphatic fashion.
“It was all mental. Last fight I let it all get to me…this time I was able to have a more normal, relaxed frame of mind,” Cauley said during the post-fight press conference. “I was able to let the skills show and have good timing and be fast.”
Cauley, 27, improves to (6-1) with six first-round finishes under the Bellator banner, and looks to have a very bright future in this sport. It’ll be interesting to see who the former NCAA wrestling standout gets matched up with next, as hopes to fight alongside Bellator heavyweight champion and teammate Ryan Bader this October.
“Get me on there. Get me on there,” Cauley said regarding Bellator 300.
Watch the full Bellator 298 post-fight press conference with Sullivan Cauley above.