Saturday at the ONE Championship 69 event, Michelle Nicolini defeated Iryna Kyselova via first-round rear-naked choke submission.
Nicolini improves her record to 5-1-0. As well as competing in MMA, Nicolini is also an active BJJ competitor and is considered a legend of the sport having been inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame. The 36-year-old holds a black belt under Robert Drysdale and is an ADCC and 8x BJJ black belt World Champion. The Brazilian has only suffered one career loss in MMA, a 2014 unanimous decision to Norma Rueda Center. All of her career victories come by way of submissions in the very first round.
Take a look at the finish below:
Grappling queen Michelle Nicolini put on a submission clinic against Iryna Kyselova, picking up a tight RNC submission in the first! #VisionsOfVictory #KualaLumpur #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/ideSymdIJ2
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 9, 2018
ONE Championship: Kings of Courage took place Friday March 9 from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The main card featuring Nicolini vs. Kyselova was aired live on PPV via ONE’s official site from 7am EST.