Something special was in the air at last night’s UFC 228 and in a crazy turn of events, one of the sport’s rarest submissions occurred twice.
Oh, what a night it was for all of those watching UFC 228!
It was about as good a fight-card as you could ever hope for and even before the night’s main-event got underway, there was a sense of contentment from the fans.
And boy, did we get our money’s worth.
One of MMA’s rarest submissions was pulled off in two different fights on the card, first by Aljamain Sterling and then by Zabit Magomedsharipov. The banana-split, kneebar, the Suloev stretch – it was hard to know what to call it.
Zabit himself even admitted that he wasn’t sure about what exactly it was that he did but in beating Brandon Davis in such spectacular fashion, one would assume he’ll be set for a top-10 opponent next.
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Aljamain Sterling’s grappling prowess has been beyond any doubt for some time now and against the in-form Cody Stamann, he managed to get his title-run back on track – with him now having won the last two on the trot.
Aljamain Sterling's Suloev Stretch, or a rear naked kneebar. Whatever you fancy. pic.twitter.com/e6teURVS02
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Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena