It didn’t take long for Petroski and Maximov to engage in a scramble in the card’s first fight. After Maximov was able to transition out of a guillotine, Petroski reversed position and sunk in a nasty anaconda choke for the first-round victory.
Check out Petroski’s submission below.
Petroski has now won three straight in the UFC since earning a shot in the Octagon following his time on TUF 28. Since getting signed to the UFC roster, he most recently earned wins over Micheal Gillmore and Yaozong Hu.
Maximov came into the Petroski fight off of an 11-takedown performance against Punahele Soriano back in February.
UFC Twitter had a lot to say about Petroski’s performance.
Before his run on TUF 28, Petroski enjoyed a five-win stint in Art of War Cage Fighting. He also headlined LFA 93 against Aaron Jeffery, losing via second-round TKO.
But Petroski has rebounded in a big way since his first professional loss. He’ll look to stay on the winning track in his expected return later this year.
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