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MMA Fighter Just Pulled Off Very Rare Submission in MMA: Scorpion Rib Crusher

MMA Fighter Just Pulled Off Very Rare Submission in MMA: Scorpion Rib Crusher

At the Georgian Fighting Championship (GFC) 27, an intense flyweight bout concluded dramatically when Edalet Zeynalov secured a rare scorpion rib crusher submission against Giorgi Magradze.

The match started with both fighters exchanging heavy blows, with Magradze initially dominating with his grappling. However, towards the end of the first round, Zeynalov turned the tables by pulling guard and locking in the seldom-used scorpion rib crusher, a move difficult to execute and rarely seen in MMA or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Caught off guard, Magradze was unable to free himself and tapped out due to the severe pain, marking an unexpected submission win for Zeynalov in his professional debut.

This victory at GFC 27 in Tbilisi, Georgia, was a standout, particularly because the scorpion rib crusher is not typically effective at higher levels of competition. At only 23, the Azerbaijani newcomer made a spectacular entry into his professional career with this technique. Meanwhile, Georgian fighter Magradze fell to a 0-2 record, having faced one of MMA’s rarest submissions. For Zeynalov, this impressive debut significantly enhances his early career profile.

The scorpion rib crusher involves a body lock where the practitioner uses their legs and arms to apply significant pressure to the opponent’s rib cage.

Here is how to apply it: