With another month of MMA in the books, let’s take a look back at some of the best submissions from the MMA world.
You can vote at the bottom of this post to let us know who had the best submission of April 2019.
Malcolm Gordon def. Yoni Sherbatov at TKO 47
Malcolm Gordon made quick work of defending his TKO Flyweight Championship. A minute and a half into the championship bout, Gordon sank in a rear naked choke, but, Yoni Sherbatov was able to get to his feet with Gordon still holding the choke from his back. From there, Sherbatov tried to escape the choke by slamming Gordon on his back, but Gordon was able to hold on to get the round 1 submission.
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) April 12, 2019
Ramon Gonzales def. Akihiro Fujisawa at ONE: Roots of Honor
After losing his first two bouts in ONE Championship, Filipino flyweight Ramon Gonzales is on a tear, winning his last three fight by submission. Facing undefeated Akihiro Fujisawa, Gonzales showed some serious submission skills.
With his back on the fence, Gonzales locked his opponent in a guillotine choke. What followed was a ten-second scramble where Gonzales held his choke trough a trip to the ground, standing back up, rotating 180-degrees, being flipped over his opponents back and standing back up again to get the finish.
Ramon Gonzales (4-2) kicks things off in Manila, snaring Akihiro Fujisawa in a standing guillotine! The Filipino karateka has subbed three straight foes; he has never gone the distance and owns three first-round finishes. #RootsOfHonor pic.twitter.com/zA7dhtMNcD
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) April 12, 2019
Nikita Krylov def. Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 236
In 2014, Ovince Saint Preux tapped out Nikita Krylov in his light heavyweight debut via Von Flue choke. Five years later, Krylov would get his revenge.
After giving Saint Preux trouble on the feet, Saint Preux shot for the takedown, but Krylov ended up with top position where he quickly caught Saint Preux with a rear-naked choke.
Nikita Krylov (26-6) takes vengeance on OSP, strangling his rival in the second frame. The erstwhile "Al Capone" is 5-1 in his last six bouts. He has never gone the distance and boasts 15 submission wins. #UFC236 pic.twitter.com/2akeHHHB7j
— Bulgogi Jones (@Hamderlei) April 14, 2019
Alexander Yakovlev def. Alex da Silva at UFC Fight Night 149
This was a much-needed win for Alexander Yakovlev. On a two-loss streak with his last fight being in 2016, Yakolev made a successful return to the lightweight division.
He found his opportunity in the second round with a modified guillotine choke, his first submission victory in eight years.
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