Matt Schnell pulls off the sub
Headlining the event is a clash of top featherweight contenders, as former title challenger Brian Ortega (15-2) faces Yair Rodriguez (13-3) in the main event of the evening. Co-headlining the event is a women’s strawweight bout between Michelle Waterson (18-9) and Amanda Lemos (11-2-1).
Our first feature fight of the night came in the flyweight division between submission specialist Matt Schnell (15-6) and knockout artist Su Mudaerji (16-4).
Continue reading to see how this flyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Matt Schnell def. Su Mudaerji via technical submission (triangle choke) at 4:24 of round two
Schnell takes the center once the fight begins, as Mudaerji gets a variety of kicks going from the outside. Schnell then takes Mudaerji down and jumps straight to mount.
Mudaerji gives up his back, but is able to spin into Schnell’s guard. He isn’t able to get anything offensive going however, and Schnell then uses an omoplata sweep to get himself back in a dominant position, where he remains in Mudaerji’s guard for the last minute of the first.
Mudaerji really starts to find his range in the second, and he nearly knocks Schnell out a number of times. He catches him with a cross than stuns him badly, before doing it again not long after, that one also stuns Schnell.
Mudaerji then hurts Schnell with elbows on two occasions, but Schnell’s chin is holding up great, something it hasn’t always done. He’s been KO’d three times in the past, but he’s able to remain standing throughout all of it.
Schnell then lands a nice right hand of his own, before shooting on, and securing a takedown.
After jumping straight to mount once again, Schnell lands a series of punches and elbows, and it looks like the fight could be stopped right then and there.
Mudaerji again spins into Schnell’s guard, but gets locked up in a triangle choke, and he eventually goes out.
What a rally by Matt Schnell, wow!
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