Last Friday, eight-time BJJ world champion Michelle Nicolini faced a new challenge in MMA as she stepped into the cage at One Championship 69, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Her victim was Iryna Kyselova. A strong striker, Kyselova was taken to the ground right away. Dominant on the ground, Nicolini got to the mount and started hitting. Then Kyselova wound up turning her back to the Brazilian, and we all know how that goes.
After passing the arm and putting the hand on the bicep, Nicolini applied continuous pressure on the rear naked choke as she was weighing Kyselova down. The referee stayed close to the action awaiting Kyselova’s taps, which never came. After checking Kyselova’s arm, he realized she had become unconscious. Nicolini had achieved her fifth win, and her third consecutive one.
Check out Michelle Nicolini’s control in this video: