LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 14: (R-L) Andre Petroski battles Nick Maximov in a middleweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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It didn’t take long for Andre Petroski to start UFC Vegas 54 in a big way with a massive upset of Nick Maximov, handing Maximov his first loss
A big upset and a quick submission victory? Andre Petroski did both of those things to get the UFC Vegas 54 prelims off to a strong start.
Petroski took on Nick Maximov in the evening’s opening contest. After some brief trading, it didn’t take long for a takedown attempt from Maximov, known for his great grappling. But Petroski scouted it and scrambled, getting into a headlock position.
Andre Petroski puts grappler Nick Maximov to sleep with anaconda choke at UFC Vegas 54
Petroski locked in an anaconda choke, putting Maximov to sleep and ending his undefeated record.
Petroski, a participant on season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter, is now 3-0 in the Octagon.
Following his win, Petroski called out Gerald Meerschaert for a bout in three weeks at UFC 275 in Singapore.