It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a – yeah, we’re still trying to figure out what Ariel Sexton just did today at “ONE Championship 77: Pursuit of Glory.”
We do know this, though: It. Was. AWESOME.
Sexton (11-4) finished Kota Shimoishi (21-5) in the third round of a lightweight bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The submission, or even two-submission combo, was officially announced as an Americana, but Twitter had its own ideas of what to call it.
We’re leaning toward a reverse triangle + Americana combo, but check this slickness out for yourself (via Twitter):
In fairness, Sexton’s head coach, Daniel Gracie, did warn us pre-fight that a submission was likely to finish this bout. It just so happened that, lucky us, we got two for the price of one.
Frankly, we’re just as confused as you are. But if you need any further assistance trying to figure what the hell you just witnessed, allow the MMA community to offer their theories:
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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