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Bo Nickal remains unbeaten, finishes Cody Brundage with rear-naked choke stoppage – UFC 300 Highlights

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Highly-touted wrestling ace, Bo Nickal turns in his third straight Octagon win tonight on the main card opener of UFC 300, submitting fellow middleweight, Cody Brundage with a second round rear-naked choke win — forced to the second frame for the first time in his Octagon tenure.

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Nickal, an amateur wrestler with impressive credentials, won back-to-back matches over Jaime Pickett in his debut year and then a July knockout over Val Woodburn. This earned him a spot on the promotional roster. Dana White’s Contender Series.

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Bo Nickal, a Colorado native who was forced to fight in a second-round for the first time of his professional career, managed to finish the first round from a dominant point, after receiving a heavy shot to the right in the first round.

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However, turning in another wrestling-heavy approach in the second round, Nickal took Brundage down once more at the fence, and after failing in an attempt to set up an arm-triangle submission attempt, the former eventually locked up a rear-naked choke win — scoring his third consecutive Octagon…



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