Bobby Nash Flattens Jebb at XFC 43, Predicts “Clean KO” Over Ryan Dickson in Welterweight Quarterfinals

Bobby Nash sent shockwaves through the MMA world when he flattened Spencer Jebb on the XFC 43 preliminary card on Wednesday in Atlanta, LIVE on FITE.

With the first-round knockout, the heavy-handed former Michigan State wrestling standout advanced to the semifinals of the XFC Welterweight Championship Tournament.

Nash, 30, was admittedly a little surprised when he dropped Jebb with his big right hand, sending the formidable Canadian challenger to the canvas.

“I didn’t think I hit him that hard,” the Michigan fighter says with a chuckle. “I land my left hook a lot, but I haven’t been landing my right hand like that. It surprised me. I knew I was really hurting him with my ground-and-pound after that.

“I was so happy and relieved when the ref broke it up, because I thought I was going to kill him.”

Now a big step closer to fighting for the XFC Welterweight Championship, Nash is already preparing for another Canadian challenger, Ryan Dickson, who improved to 11-5 with a first-round submission in his semifinal matchup against Mike Hill at XFC 43.

“Ryan Dickson is really talented. He’s a BJJ black belt and he had a great performance in his Hexagon debut, but he’s coming off a long layoff, has fought at 155 in the past and is shorter than me. I’m respecting him and training as hard as I can, but I don’t see why I won’t knock him out either.

“I predict a clean KO,” he adds, smiling.

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