ONE ban­tamweight (61.3 - 65.8kg)

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

RE­SULT: Saan­du­laev wins by rear naked choke sub­mis­sion

In a youth-ver­sus-ex­pe­ri­ence match-up, 22-year-old Jor­dan “Show­time” Lu­cas chal­lenged the sea­soned vet­eran Yusuf “Mae­stro” Saadu­laev, who en­tered with a 14-4 pre­vi­ous record and 10 sub­mis­sions. Dur­ing the open­ing min­utes, Lu­cas re­peat­edly evaded Saadu­laev’s at­tempts to take the fight to the mat. But when the Rus­sian landed a heavy right hook to the head that dropped Lu­cas, the jiu jitsu black belt pounced. A flurry of hard rights and a slipped leg-hold later, Saadu­laev som­er­saulted around the Aus­tralian muay thai cham­pion to ex­e­cute a press-down rear naked choke hold and se­cure his 11th sub­mis­sion vic­tory. In a heart­en­ing show of sports­man­ship, Lu­cas hoisted the Rus­sian onto his shoul­ders for a pa­rade around the cage – no hard love in loss here.

Photo: Nyan Zay Htet

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