As MMA fans, we’ve been exposed to some petty gnarly submissions over the years. There was Chan Sung Jung’s Twister over Leonard Garcia. There was Jon Jones’ guillotine win over Lyoto Machida, which left Machida propped against the cage in a seemingly lifeless heap. There was Charles Oliveira’s reverse calf-slicer win over Eric Wisely. There was Oleksiy Oleynik’s Ezekiel choke win over Viktor Pesta. There were the many, many bone-bending leg locks produced by the ever-controversial Rousimar Palhares. The list goes on.
Unsurprisingly, of course, there have been countless jaw-dropping submissions in grappling competition too. Late last month, for example, grappling fans were treated to one of the most savage chokes in recent memory, as Alexander Vieira put his foe to sleep with an absolutely ridiculous loop choke at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo. See Vieira’s incredible win in the video at the top of this post (video via FloGrappling.com).
Note: contrary to the text in the video, the winner of this bout is Alexander Vieira, not Tiago Bravo.
What do you think of this ridiculous loop choke win at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo? Think we’ll ever see anything similar in the Octagon?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/4/2017.