Nick Maximov made a successful UFC debut with a wonderful Brazilian jiu-jitsu display against Cody Brundage in the Preliminary Card of UFC 266, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night September 25.
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Maximov (7-0 MMA, 1 -0 UFC ) made perfect use of his grappling skills to warn himself a unanimous decision on the Judges scorecards decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) handing Cody Brundage (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), his second professional career loss.
With his orthodox stance maximov was able to face a move, clearing up space for a takedown attempt but struggled to get clean takedowns, though controlling the fight in the clinch. He was able to take the fight to the mat from the cage, while landing numerous exchanges in the clinch.
Maximov kept repeating his moves and take downs but in the final round Maximov fought on the back-foot avoiding damages. Later in the round he had to endure a huge amount of dangerous for elbow but held on and eventually scored the takedown and ended the fight on top.
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