Niko Price vs George Sullivan
On Fightpass Prelims, we get a welterweight matchup between Niko Price and George Sullivan. Price comes into this fight suffering his 1st professional loss at the hands of Vincent Luque. A fight that he took on 2 weeks notice. There has been and still is a lot of hype around the 28-year-old out of Cape Coral, FL. He will be looking to rebound from this loss and score a nice victory against Sullivan.
Sullivan is a 36-year-old fighter out of Belmar, New Jersey. Sullivan, who has not fought for 2 years, is also coming off a loss in his last fight. The veteran will be looking to score a big win over the hot prospect.
Both fighters have that knockout power and will be looking to put it on display tonight. 70% of Price’s victories have come via TKO/KO, whole 65% for Sullivan. 18 combine knockouts for the two fighters.
Both fighters come out and touch gloves and we are off. Both fighters are finding their range early on. Few punches were thrown but nothing landing. Sullivan lands a couple leg kicks and the lands a 3 punch combination. Price is quick to get Sullivan’s back to the cage and lands a takedown. Price lands a quick knee to the body of Sullivan as he tries to get back on his feet. As they get back to their feet, Sullivan tries to get a takedown, but Price turns it around and scores another takedown. Sullivan scores a quick knee right before the bell. Close round that could go either way.
The MMATakeover scores that round 10-9 for Niko Price
Sullivan comes out pressing again and lands one to the head of price. Price counters a beautiful right hand and follows it up with a knee to the midsection of Sullivan. Sullivan though is quick to be on the defense and scores a takedown. Sullivan does a good job controlling on top and landing punches and elbows on the head of Price. Price show great escape skills and quickly turns it around and scores a takedown himself. Price gets into great position and gets a deep choke to score the 2nd round submission.
Official Result: Niko Price via 2nd Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke)