MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month for February: An extremely-rare gogoplata

MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month for February: An extremely-rare gogoplata

With one other motion-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie appears at essentially most definitely the greatest submissions from February 2022: Right here are the 5 nominees, listed in chronological divulge, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month award for February.

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Nominee: Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Sergey Morozov at UFC 271

The fans had been already buzzing by the time Douglas Silva de Andrade (28-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Sergey Morozov (17-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) stepped into the cage. Nonetheless over the direction of their featherweight matchup, they took the energy up a notch.

When the dust settled, de Andrade was as soon as the victor by strategy of 2d-spherical submission by rear-bare choke, nonetheless that doesn’t expose the total account. Within the gap spherical of the bout, de Andrade absorbed a bloodying amount of hurt from the rapid and mighty Morozov. Nonetheless then he grew to change into the tables and won the wrestle.

Silva De Andrade with an tale comeback 😳

Mosey #UFC271 on @ESPNPlus ➡️

— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 13, 2022


Nominee: Kyler Phillips def. Marcelo Rojo at UFC 271

Kyler Phillips (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) bounced support from defeat in kind with a dominant exhibiting against Marcelo Rojo (16-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC) of their bantamweight clash.

Phillips submitted a in fact tricky Rojo with an armbar from the triangle choke field in the third spherical The 26-year-primitive stayed on the exterior for nearly all of the wrestle, deciding on apart Rojo with leg kicks. Phillips additionally scored a couple of takedowns, the keep he controlled the motion and landed ground-and-pound sooner than securing the attain.

What a snatch for Kyler Phillips 👏🏼

— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) February 13, 2022


Nominee: Adrian Luna Martinetti def. Brandon Uruchurtu at UWC 31

Adrian Luna Martinetti (9-1) pulled off thought to be one of the most more irregular finishes in contemporary MMA in his UWC bantamweight championship bout with Brandon Uruchurtu (1-3).

Martinetti yanked a rare gogoplata out of his get to stable gold against Uruchurtu. After finding himself in backside field in the 2d spherical, Martinetti slipped his shin beneath the neck of his opponent and pulled down on the head till he bought the faucet in a lovely pause.


What a manner to end out the principle match!!!!#UWC31

— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) February 26, 2022


Nominee: Jaqueline Amorim def. Loveth Younger at LFA 125

Jaqueline Amorim (5-0) confronted some adversity en route to claiming the LFA strawweight championship, nonetheless eventually she bought the job completed against Loveth Younger (3-2-1) in a swift and decisive manner.

After Younger blatantly grabbed the cage with each and each hands on a takedown strive and acquired some degree deduction. Upon the reset, Younger pushed Amorim to the canvas and hurled bombs downward. After a shot clunked off her face, Amorim scrambled and grabbed retain of Younger’s leg. About a tiny adjustments and the torque was as soon as insufferable. Amorim tapped Younger.

Attain no longer mess with Jaqueline Amorim on the bottom!!! #AndNew#LFA125

— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) February 26, 2022


Nominee: Wellington Turman def. Misha Cirkunov at UFC Battle Night 202

Wellington Turman (18-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) kept Misha Cirkunov (15-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) out of the wins column in the middleweight division when he scored a slick victory to end out their bout.

The Brazilian overcame some rough moments nonetheless pulled out a slick armbar from his support in the 2d spherical. He was as soon as end to getting submitted himself earlier in the wrestle, nonetheless then Turman chanced on a gap to safe his like hand raised.

Within the blink of an designate, @turmanmma finishes Cirkunov with a SLICK armbar 😱 #UFCVegas49

— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 27, 2022

The winner


The winner: Adrian Luna Martinetti

Simply a day eradicated from the anniversary of Slice Diaz’s legendary gogoplata attain of Takanori Gomi at PRIDE 33, the same splendid rare submission determined a title wrestle in Mexico.

The complexity of the setup and the skill to sense a gogoplata coming are splendid a couple of the reason why we no longer regularly, if ever, survey the submission on the splendid levels of the game. Most warring parties don’t even strive it in the mean time, so when it occurs, it’s special.

At UWC 31 in Tijuana, Mexico, Martinetti showcased his slick submission abilities by slapping on a gogoplata in the 2d spherical of the principle match bantamweight title wrestle, forcing Uruchurtu to faucet. Winning a title is a different 2d for any fighter, nonetheless doing it with a splendid rare submission makes it so great sweeter.

Seemingly the splendid-profile instance of a gogoplata attain was as soon as Diaz’s attain of Gomi in 2007. Jap grappling dynamo Shinya Aoki pulled one off on Joachim Hansen at Pride Shockwave 2006, splendid a couple of months earlier to Diaz.