Chechen MMA fighter Murad Kalamov progressed to 7-1 as a professional at Absolute Championship Berkut 45 in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier today, and he did so in sensational fashion.
A little over half way through the opening round of his bantamweight contest against experienced Kazakh Denis Mutsnek, Kalamov found himself pinned against the fence. However, the slick submission specialist, who tapped all but one of his six previous victims, created just enough room to swing himself around and into a triangle choke. There was still some work to be done once he hit the ground, but Kalamov managed to secure the hold and induce the tap.
It wasn’t quite as smooth or visually spectacular as say Paddy Pimblett’s flying triangle on Conrad Hayes at Cage Warriors 68…
…but it was still pretty impressive.
If you want to watch the rest of the action from ACB 45, which is still ongoing, check out the live stream at the bottom of the page.
The event is headlined by a champion vs champion bout between ACB’s featherweight kingpin Zabit Magomedsharipov and Jungle Fight featherweight titleholder Valdines Silva. Also not to be missed is Russian bantamweight Oleg Borisov, who is in the habit of playing his own entrance tune on the accordion and is a very good fighter to boot.