Alejandro Villarreal defeated Uriel Uribe this Friday. But the interesting part is that he did that with a kimura while applying the triangle.
The two were set to duke it out on the main card of Lux Fight League 24 in Auditorio Zonkeys, Tijuana, Mexico. The main card featured the 13-2 Mexicab Luis Rodriguez taking on the undefeated Colombian Victor Moreno.
The card is broadcasted on Fox Desportes in the US and worldwide on UFC Fight Pass.
Villarreal (5-2), known as a KO artist with all of his victories coming by first round knockouts, is fighting the more well-rounded Uribe (4-3). Both fighters are coming off a win coming into the fight.
While many fans were waiting for a brawl between the two, it turned into a ground fight really fast.
30 seconds into the first round, Villarreal found himself on his back. He then attempted a triangle armbar on Uribe, but failed.
While keeping his triangle on his opponent, he swung Uribe’s left hand around and attempted another joint lock, a kimura this time.
The submission attempt almost failed again this time, but Villarreal held the lock tight, eventually forcing Uribe to tap.
Wait… what? 😳 ’Titi’ Villarreal tardó 47s en inaugurar la cartelera estelar 🔥
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The official time of the finish is 47 seconds into the first round, Alejandro Villarreal won by submission.
The victory marks the first submission win in Villarreal’s career, having previously only won by knockouts.
Other results from the card are:
Victor Moreno successfully outpointed the veteran Luis Rodriguez to snatch the win via decision on the main event.
In the co-main event, ‘Pantera’ Luis Guerrero stopped the 13-9 veteran Andres Ayala, knocking the Colombian out in the second round.
Still on the main card, Fabian Lopez knocks out Luis Piñango in the first round.
Diego Ortiz submitted Christian Cerda in the first round and improved his record to 10-4.
The Argentinian Juan Pablo Gonzalez also edged his opponent Uriel Cossio Dominguez to a decision victory.