VIDEO | Fighter picks up incredible imanari roll to heel hook submission win

February 28, 2017 10:07 am by Evan Bell

During the ‘UFC Fight Night: Ottawa’ main event scrap between Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson back in June of 2016, fight fans saw Rory MacDonald repeatedly look for an imanari roll in an effort to take the fight to the ground and submit striking phenom Stephen Thompson. The move proved unsuccessful for MacDonald, as Thompson repeatedly escaped the submission, returning to his feet each time MacDonald attempted the roll.

Rory MacDonald Stephen Thompson

With that being said, the move was an extremely impressive one from MacDonald despite the fact that he was unable to finish the fight with it.

Now however, California MMA Fitness fighter Jonny Quiroz recently won a pro fight by using the imanari roll to heel hook, submitting his opponent in impressive fashion.

Check out the clip above!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/28/2017.


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