The Fight Night 58 main event between Dagestan native Machaev and Brazilian Brandao, organized in the southern Russian city of Kaspiysk by Russian MMA promotion Fight Nights Global, attracted over 8,000 spectators on Saturday night.
And while local hero Machaev’s second round defeat may not have been the result Dagestani fans had hoped for, it was definitely one of the best submissions 2017 has seen so far.
The first round saw a typical wrestler versus striker scenario, where Sambo and Freestyle Wrestling artist Machaev constantly looked to take down Brandao, who seemed to be looking for a stand-up fight.
Brandao, who himself comes from a jiu-jitsu wrestling background, didn’t hesitate to showcase his wrestling skills to the full after the first round.
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