On Friday, August 20, Bellator 265 took place with some incredibly exciting fights. One of those was a fight between Jornel Lugo and Keith Lee, from which Lugo emerged victorious via Rear Naked Choke – securing his 6-0 professional record.
Lugo maintained control for much of the first round. As the time went to the final minute, he transitioned from delivering precision punches to taking the fight down on the mat. From there, he went and took Lee’s back. Lugo started attacking and set up a Rear Naked Choke… But with just seconds remaining in the bout, it seemed that Lee was going to push through it.
However, when the bell signaled the end of the round, it was obvious that Lee was unconscious.
Then, Lee jumped regained his consciousness and jumped back up quickly to his feet, in an attempt to display that he wasn’t out. Nonetheless, the referee couldn’t be fooled – and Lugo was declared as a victor by technical submission.
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The Rear Naked Choke is the staple of some of the most successful careers in both BJJ and mixed martial arts. However, you can often see it applied incorrectly on the mats. So what is the secret to applying the rightest Rear Naked Choke Possible?
John Danaher shares his secrets below: