— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) October 15, 2016
Friday night at Legacy 61, JiuJitsu ace Mackenzie Dern scored what many consider to not only the submission of the year, but also one of the greatest submissions in the history of MMA when she submitted Montana Stewart with a modified Imanari choke. The first round submission win extended Dern’s MMA professional record to 2-0, and certainly put her on the map in the MMA world.
Dern, who is 5’3 and fights at strawweight, holds an open weight JiuJitsu win over Gabi Garcia, who is 6’3 and fights at 205 pounds.
In her win over Montana Stewart this week, Dern secured full guard, which she used to transition to rubber guard. While it appeared as though she would look for a triangle choke, she then transitioned to an omoplata, which Stewart defended against as she summersaulted out of the move. Dern held onto her lockdown of Steweart’s arm throughout the move, and looked to have a form of a crucifix position, which she then used to secure a rear-naked choke, while holding onto her lockdown of Stewart’s arm.
The move is similar to the imanari choke, however has never been seen from an opponents back before.
Check out the incredibly slick submission above!