Similar to last week’s Peruvian Necktie and Crucifix Kimura edition, this week’s episode of FINISH HIM! starts off with another pair of rarely witnessed and scarcely executed submission wins. A cornucopia of skull-rattling knockouts rounds out the menu, two of which are from Saturday’s UFC Vegas 73 card and fall under the “dude’s probably dead” category; a specific sub-class of knockouts stemming from Tank Abbott’s virtual deletion of Steve Nelmark way back at UFC 11.5 in 1996.
Modified crucifix to RNC submission
At yesterday’s SHOOTO: Colors 1 event, atomweight Zenny Huang starts with a modified crucifix from back control vs Aira Koga to double trap the arm, then transitions to the rear-naked choke to notch a fantastically creative submission win.
Rolling omoplata submission
Louis Glismann hits the rolling omoplata against Melvin Van Suijdam at OKTAGON 43 without even bothering to secure the far-side arm, which is typically a necessity to finish this rare submission.
Hitting the snooze button at UFC Vegas 73
Joaquin Buckley administered a shin to the teeth of Andre Fialho that was deliciously reminiscent of Mirko CroCop’s infamous “cemetery kick” (“right leg, hospital … left leg, cemetery”). The UFC’s McKenzie vs Dern card dually delivered when factoring in Diego Ferreira teleporting Michael Johnson to the spirit world.
ACA 157: Almost too much violence, even for Russia
Russia’s seventeenth iteration of the “Absolute Championship Akhmat” event was brimming over with unconsciousness – the first 8 fights all ended with crowd-pleasing finishes.
Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko: undercard knockouts
Super-flyweight Junto Nakatani floors Andrew Moloney with a soul-reaving left hand.
Lightweight Emiliano Vargas impales Rafael Jasso with a plunging left hand.
LFA 158, HFCMMA, Muay Thai and boxing finishes
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