UFC 171 Play-by-Play: Bubba McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland

March 14, 2014
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Bubba McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland

Round 1: McDaniel lands a kick to the body and Strickland counters with a straight right hand.  Strickland inches forward.  McDaniel misses with a high kick.  McDaniel presses forward.  Strickland lands a right hand.  McDaniel ducks under a punch and elevates Strickland and puts him on his back.  Strickland quickly gets back to his feet and they battle for position inside the clinch.  Strickland secures a takedown.  McDaniel works to get to his feet, but Strickland keeps him down.  Strickland works from the half guard position.  He postures up and lands a right hand.  Strickland postures and unloads punches.  Stricklands moves to side control.  McDaniel rolls and Strickland takes his back.  Strickland applies a rear naked choke and it’s in deep.  McDaniel is forced to tap out.

The official time of the submission was 4:33 of the first round.

Sean Strickland:

“I really wanted to stand and bang with him since this is my debut. I wanted to go out there and finish it for the fans. I’m a ground guy first and foremost so being able to showcase my striking was important to me. After I clipped him with a couple good shots he made it clear that he wanted to go to the ground. I was totally good with that because I knew my submission game is better than his. Luckily, I was able to lock in the choke and get the win. Can’t wait for the next one!”

Bubba McDaniel:

“I fought terribly. This is the second fight in a row that I’ve lost and I should’ve won them both. It’s very frustrating.”

McDaniel vs. Strickland

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