La­hat pow­ers his way to an­other win

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

MMA NOAD La­hat forced his op­po­nent into sub­mis­sion on his way to an 11th vic­tory in the Mixed Mar­tial Artist feath­er­weight di­vi­sion.

The tough Is­raeli reg­is­tered a sec­ond-round vic­tory against Lloyd Carter at the Bel­la­tor 175 event in Rose­mont, Illi­nois.

La­hat beat Carter who sub­mit­ted dur­ing a ‘choke’ in the sec­ond round – La­hat’s sixth ca­reer sub­mis­sion.

Born and raised in Alfei Me­nashe, north-east of Tel Aviv, La­hat moved to Amer­ica af­ter serv­ing as an IDF para­trooper where he took up the sport in 2008.

A proud Is­raeli pa­triot, La­hat, the son of an Or­tho­dox rabbi, en­ters the ring with a blue-and-white hat with a Star of David on.

A flam­boy­ant char­ac­ter, La­hat, 32, now hopes to ap­pear on Bel­la­tor 175’s Madi­son Square Gar­den card in June.

He said: “Next for me is New York, baby. The big­gest Jewish Is­raeli com- mu­nity in the United States of Amer­ica.

“I don’t care who I fight, I just want to be on the card. For me it’s about me. Who­ever wants to dance, just ask me.”

Noad La­hat goes on the at­tack against Lloyd Carter

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