Russian MMA promotion ‘Arena’ dropped their latest fight card over on YouTube early today, and it includes at least one strange gem for the highlight reel.
Early in the six-fight card was an (amateur?) bantamweight bout between 1-0 fighter Magomed Gadzhiev and his debuting opponent Muyasar Abutrobov. Abutrobov started the bout out landing a couple heavy hooks before catching a kick to try and get a single leg takedown. Instead, Gadzhiev hit an upper-body trip from the clinch to land in side control. After a strangely quick standup, the two men went back to clinch fighting.
A couple strikes exchanged at range saw Abutrobov shoot in, and get wrapped up in a guillotine in the scramble. Another quick standup after fighting off the sub and Abutrobov looked like he was in serious trouble. Right up until he hit a nice little duck under to pin Gadzhiev to the cage where he started landing knees.
The fight was suddenly his to lose, and he found a spectacularly strange way to lose it. A rolling kneebar into a quick submission due to injury. Usually it’s the other guy’s leg that’s supposed to get torqued.
Did this man just submitted himself? #popMMA pic.twitter.com/OCuByZcQ4q
— Matysek (@Matysek88) June 7, 2022
The win moves Gadzhiev to 2-0. As for Abutrobov? It seems like his MMA career is off to a shaky start. You can watch the whole event below:
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