WATCH: Incredible Flying Triangle Choke Stuns Everyone at UFC Fight Night in Vegas

Published 12/19/2020, 7:16 PM EST


The final UFC event of 2020 continued to produce ‘Of the Year’ performances with an outstanding effort by Jimmy Flick. The 16-5 fighter could very well be chasing the ‘Submission of the Year’ spot with a late flying triangle. At the very least, a check for ‘Performance of the Night’ will certainly await Flick through a clutch win.

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UFC flyweight Jimmy Flick finished off his preliminary card opponent Cody Durden at 03:18 of round one. The finish itself came off a kick that quickly turned into a submission attempt.

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Additionally, the biggest takeaway comes from the fact that Flick was able to make the required adjustments on the fly. He had to chain together a series of correction maneuvers that would eventually lead to the finish. Moreover, this will serve as motivation in the future as he’s been able to come out of treacherous waters already.

UFC flyweight: Jimmy Flick vs Cody Durden- An Overview

‘The Brick’ Flick certainly lived up to his reputation as a lethal strangler as he managed to accrue his 14th win by submission. His flying triangle choke submission marked his fourth straight win by submission, and this was what brought him into the UFC. He looked impressive in LFA and XFN before stunning the UFC President Dana White in the Contender’s Series.

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The flyweight division is full of versatile fighters and the divisional champion Deiveson Figueiredo is the best example of versatility. A new name in the mix in the form of Jimmy Flick certainly makes things interesting. A couple more nasty submissions over top 125-ers could easily lead to the creation of a breakout star in 2021.

As for Cody Durden, he was keen to get a decisive win after going to a draw in his UFC debut back in August. Durden was on a 7-fight win streak before making his way into the UFC and he’ll have to put the quick-fire round one loss behind him.

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Is Flick’s submission a contender for the submission of the year?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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