UFC free fight: Bryce Mitchell pulls off rare twister finish vs. Matt Sayles

Bryce Mitchell pulled off just the second twister finish in UFC history against Matt Sayles.

Mitchell faced Sayles in December 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7 and put his name on the map with the rare submission.

Just 20 seconds into the fight, Mitchell landed a takedown. He was able to secure dominant position on the ground – transitioning from full mount, to back control, and finally into a twister, which he pulled off in the remaining minute of Round 1, forcing Sayles to tap out.

Since then, Mitchell (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has won three straight – including a dominant decision over Edson Barboza.

He returns to action Saturday when he takes on fellow unbeaten fighter Ilia Topuria (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the main card opener of UFC 282, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on ESPN+.

Before he faces Topuria, relive Mitchell’s finish of Sayles in the video above.

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