Former Combat Jiu-Jitsu world champion Kody Steele has been hard at work developing his MMA skills over the past few years and he’s just managed to extend his perfect record to 4-0. He won the Combat Jiu-Jitsu world championship in the welterweight division back in 2019 and although he stuck to grappling for a little while after that, Steele did eventually make the transition to MMA towards the end of 2021. He stuck to the amateur ranks for his first two fights, but after winning them both comfortably he made the jump to professional competition in the beginning of 2022.
Steele was scheduled to make his professional MMA debut against Jessee Gangler at Fury FC 56, an opponent with 15 fights under his belt already who had the clear edge in experience. That didn’t phase Steele at all though and he won a clear unanimous decision to get his career off to a good start. He hasn’t looked back since then either, as he registered a submission win in his next fight and another unanimous decision in his third fight. With a 3-0 MMA record, Kody Steele was coming into his fight with Nicholas Whitehead at Fury FC 81 as the firm favorite.
He made good on that promise in a very impressive way too, as he knocked out Whitehead in the very first round of their fight. He showed improvements in his striking and dropped his opponent on the feet first, before pouncing on the opportunity and landing some very heavy ground and pound for the finish. It won’t be long at all now before Steele gets the call to compete for a major MMA promotion and given how dominant he’s looked at this level, he probably won’t have any trouble when he does.
Kody Steele uploaded the footage of the most recent finish that moved his professional MMA record to 4-0 in a recent post to his official Instagram account: