Bubba McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland
Kerry Hatley is our referee. Big exchange early and McDaniel is smiling. McDaniel catches a push kick and tosses it aside. McDaniel goes high and misses. McDaniel wades forward with a flurry but nothing lands flush. McDaniel ducks under and hoists Strickland into the air, but fails to get the takedown. Strickland with his back pushed against the fence, reverses and trips McDaniel. Strickland nearly climbs onto McDaniel's back but instead settles into top position. Strickland advances into half guard then rains down a few short elbows. Strickland postures up and unloads with punches. McDaniel scrambles but gives up his back. Strickland instantly sinks in a rear-naked choke. McDaniel taps. That was slick.
Sean Strickland def. Bubba McDaniel via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:33 of round one
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