Last night, in the UFC Fight Night 123 main event, the undefeated Brian Ortega proved he belongs with elite-level company inside the cage, by choking out the top ranked Cub Swanson in the second round of their five round main event. Now, you can watch the replay of what is no doubt a top contender for submission of the year.
Not only did Ortega’s submission win cap of an exciting night of fights, it also capped off the UFC contract of Cub Swanson. The top ranked UFC featherweight opted to fight through his UFC deal, instead of resigning ahead of his contract’s expiration.
Fighters will often gamble with their careers by fighting out their contracts, hoping to gain an emphatic win in their final bout as a way of leveraging a higher paying deal. This backfired on Cub last night, who will now have to renegotiate terms coming off a loss.
The UFC on Fox crew put out a replay of the finish, and on the UFC Fight Night 123 post fight show Rashad Evans and Kenny Florian broke down Ortega’s dominant performance.
Check it out:
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