In a recent Fusion Fighting Championship (FFC) event held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Damian Ruiz showcased extraordinary skill by executing a flawless arm trap rear-naked choke (RNC) to claim victory over Heber Pereyra in the featherweight title bout.
FFC, a renowned mixed martial arts promotion headquartered in Peru, organized FFC 69 on November 30, featuring a lineup of thrilling matches primarily highlighting Argentinian talent. The co-main event, a featherweight title clash between Damian Ruiz and Heber Pereyra, stole the spotlight with its unexpected outcome.
Anticipated as a competitive matchup, the bout quickly turned into a dominant performance by Ruiz. From the opening bell, Ruiz displayed superior striking, gaining control over Pereyra. Midway through the first round, Ruiz unleashed a barrage of punches, compelling Pereyra to clinch.
Utilizing his grappling prowess, Ruiz executed a takedown, maintaining dominance on the ground. The turning point came when Ruiz, strategically trapping Pereyra’s arm with his legs, seamlessly transitioned into an arm trap rear-naked choke. This modified RNC restricts the opponent’s arm movement, intensifying the effectiveness of the submission hold.
Once the choke was secured, Pereyra found himself in a precarious position. Hindered by the swift and precise execution of the choke, Pereyra struggled to mount any defense. After valiantly resisting, Pereyra eventually succumbed, tapping out and sealing Ruiz’s victory via submission in the first round.
With this triumph, Damian Ruiz clinched the FFC featherweight title, extending his winning streak to four and boasting an impressive record of 10 wins and 2 losses. The 33-year-old Argentinian maintains a remarkable 100% finish rate. In contrast, Heber Pereyra’s record now stands at 14 wins and 4 losses.
The social media buzz following Ruiz’s victory further highlights the impact of this spectacular moment in the MMA community, solidifying Damian Ruiz’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the featherweight division.