Anthony Hernadez showed how big the skill gap between him and Marc-Andre Barriault was at UFC Vegas 60. Hernandez successfully submitted the Canadian in the third round.
Anthony Hernadez and Marc-Andre Barriault were featured on the main card of UFC Vegas 60 held at UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. Hernandez’s game plan was to dominate Barriault with his Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Hernandez was previously succesful at imposing his game on one of the greatest jiu-jitsu champions of all time – Rodolfo Vieira so it’s no surprise jiu-jitsu was his weapon-of-choice.
After several striking exchanges, Hernandez tried to bring the action to the ground.
Hernandez landed a smooth slam and followed it up with ground and pound. Marc-Andre Barriault himself is more of a striker, however, his wrestling game should not be underestimated. ‘Power Bar’ kept scrambling despite Hernadez’s insane transitions. He eventually escaped and got back on his feet.
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In the second round, Hernandez wasted little time getting the action to the ground. ‘Fluffy’ yet again dominated Barriault with his grappling and took every opportunity to land ground and pound. He barraged Barriault with elbows and the Canadian could only scramble to the fence.
ANTHONY HERNANDEZ ALMOST KILLED A MAN pic.twitter.com/yUO8zVDHWi
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Barriault escaped again but it didn’t take long for Hernandez to bring him down. Hernandez managed to wrap one of his arms on Barriault while striking his opponent’s ear to get in position. Time ran out before Hernandez got to finish Barriault.
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Before the third round started, Barriault was told that he had injured his ribs.
Per Marc-Andre Barriault’s coach Sifu Patrick Marcel Barriault suffered complete dislocations on both sides of his ribs & torn ab muscles
The 32-year-old insisted on continuing only to get taken down as soon as the horn sounded. At this moment, both middleweights have almost gassed out but Hernandez still has full control on the ground.
This time, Hernandez finally locked on an arm-triangle choke. Barriault had no way but refused to tap and he chose to go out instead. Referee Herb Dean halted the event after he saw that Barriault had stopped moving. The clock was stopped within 2 minutes of the third round with Hernandez marking his third win streak.
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