Sean Stickland had an impressive UFC debut at UFC 171 Saturday night, choking out former Ultimate Fighter competitor Bubba McDaniel.
Stickland improved to 14-0 with the victory. He went 9-0 for King of the Cage from 2001-2013, including seven stoppage wins.
“I’ve been waiting 10 years for this!” Stickland said. “This is the greatest day of my life.”
After securing that first Octagon win, Strickland made a lasting image, getting down on his hands and knees and kissing the canvas.
Sean Strickland kisses the octagon mat after choking out Bubba McDaniel to win his UFC debut. pic.twitter.com/LYtR7ox2HJ
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