Niko Price has fought twice in the UFC and in both cases, he was a short notice replacement for an injured fighter. At UFC Fight Night 104, Price was a late replacement for Sheldon Westcott and he’d go onto defeat Alex Morono by knockout.
“I clipped him with something, and then right when he came to the side, I just threw that uppercut, and that’s what knocked him out, not the one after,” Price said to MMA Junkie. “The one after, I didn’t even hit him. I missed his head. But I don’t know. I’m not happy tonight.”
Price also fought and submitted Brandon Thatch in his UFC debut at UFC 207 this past December. Price thinks that the one big mistake he made in the fight was that he get caught in one mode of fighting, instead of mixing it up.
“Sometimes I get stuck in brawl mode, and I just get hit, get hit, get hit and forget my whole game plan,” Price said. “I want to hit you back, and it goes against everything my coaches go with. The whole thing is to go in there and look the same when I come out, and as you can see, I don’t look the same. I look like a squirrel holding nuts in my cheeks. It’s as simple as that.”
Price has a professional MMA record of 10-0-0 and before coming to the UFC, he fought exclusively in Fight Time MMA, only one of his ten pro MMA bouts have gone the distance.