Sean Brady kept his perfect record intact last evening; improving to 13-0 professionally and 3-0 at the UFC level. The win also marked Brady’s first UFC stoppage, as the Philly product secured a second round guillotine against Christian Aguilera. The win was also good for Brady’s first performance bonus in the UFC. Brady secured a Performance of the Night bonus at the end of the event and with it, a $50,000 bonus check.
Prior to the win over Aguilera, Sean Brady had recorded two convincing decision victories at MMA’s highest level. Prior to the Aguilera bout, he last defeated another prospect in Ismail Naurdiev back in February. Prior to that, Brady won his UFC debut in Boston against the veteran Court McGee.
As for last night’s bout, the well rounded skill-set that Sean Brady possesses was on full display. The first round largely stayed on the feet and boxing numbers were close, but Brady was able to edge out a striking advantage thanks to a healthy diet of leg kicks. Brady also seemed to be landing heavier, routinely landing hooks to the delight of his teammate, Paul Felder, who was on the mic. After one round, the undefeated Brady appeared to be the far fresher fighter while Aguilera was already cut.
Brady also implemented his high level ground game, scoring two solid take downs in the first while racking up heavy top control. Though Sean Brady is a very well rounded prospect, he does have a black belt in BJJ and is considered to pose the greatest threat on the ground. Elite grappling was clearly on display in this one as Brady pretty much did as he pleased on the ground. After more heavy pressure, the Philly product eventually secured a guillotine choke that put his opponent to sleep in the second round.
Brady’s win comes just weeks after Philadelphia Police Officer Chris Daukaus secured a first round KO of Parker Porter at UFC 252. Chris Daukaus is of course the older brother of Kyle Daukaus, who debuted himself back in June. Both Daukaus brothers are booked for fights in the fall while Sean Brady has secured his spot as one of the top prospects in the Welterweight division. Needless to say, Philly is getting some good looks in the UFC right now.