Craig Jones showcased his elite submission grappling skills in a stunning display once again – this time against UFC middleweight Gerald Meerschaert, at the main event of Polaris 26.
Jones demonstrated his dominance early on in the match, by going to Meerschaert’s back in a swift move that brought both competitors to the mat.
He was methodical in his approach, meticulously working for a Rear Naked Choke while preventing any escape attempts from Meerschaert.
And, well, despite Meerschaert’s impressive record for the most submissions in the UFC middleweight division, he found himself unable to escape from Jones’s relentless grip fighting.
So, after just just 1:19 seconds into the bout, Jones was finally able to find the way underneath Meerschaert’s neck and secure the RNC finish.
Watch the setup and the finish on the video below:
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Despite his most recent competition successes, Craig Jones is unsure whether he’ll compete at ADCC 2024.
The reason? Quite simple: it’d be a lot of committment.
He explained further:
I don’t know if I’ll do ADCC, you know? It’s a tough one.
It’s a lot of work you know? It’s a big commitment of time.
I’ll tell you what, the only reason I wanna do it is because you [Lachlan] have done ADCC how many times?
And I’ve done it 4 times, so I wanna just remind you that I will be in the five-timers club.