Gabriel Bonfim joins brother as award winner
With one other action-packed month of MMA within the books, MMA Junkie appears to be like at the very best submissions from January 2023: Listed below are the 5 nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month award for January.
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Nominee: Garry Tonon def. Johnny Nunez at ONE Struggle Night time 6
Black belt grappler [autotag]Garry Tonon[/autotag] (7-1) made fast work of opponent Johnny Nunez (7-3), needing lower than two minutes to complete the light-weight bout.
After a number of intense opening exchanges, Tonon closed the gap and engaged within the clinch with Nunez and was jockeying for place in opposition to the cage. Tonon found his way to a kimura to counter a physique lock by Nunez. Tonon rolled excessive with the maintain, ending in an ungainly again place. Nevertheless, Tonon stored with the kimura and was in a position to crank sufficient to power a faucet.
Nominee: Allan Nascimento def. Carlos Hernandez at UFC Struggle Night time 217
[autotag]Allan Nascimento[/autotag] (20-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) confirmed off his grappling abilities in opposition to Carlos Hernandez (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) – all with the UFC’s all-time submission wins chief Charles Oliveira in his nook.
The Chute Field product Nascimento proved to be an excessive amount of for opponent to deal with after they locked up early within the flyweight bout. He received the struggle to the bottom and took the again, then as Hernandez tried to flee to his toes, the standing rear-naked choke locked in deep and he was pressured to faucet.
Nominee: Gabriel Bonfim def. Mounir Lazzez at UFC 283
[autotag]Gabriel Bonfim[/autotag] (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) lived as much as his half the brotherly duo in Rio de Janeiro when he adopted his older brother Ismael’s knockout win with a swift and stellar submission.
Bonfim grew to become the primary to submit Mounir Lazzez (11-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in MMA competitors when he ended the welterweight bout in just 40 seconds by latching onto a guillotine choke and never letting go till the referee pulled him off.
Nominee: Abdoul Abdouraguimov def. Rafal Haratyk at Ares FC 11
Issues regarded grim for “The Lazy King” [autotag]Abdoul Abdouraguimov[/autotag] (16-1) because the clock ticked right down to lower than one minute remaining in his title problem at middleweight.
For almost all of 5 rounds, Abdouraguimov, sometimes a welterweight, struggled with the power of the a lot bigger Rafal Haratyk (16-5-1) – till a fully stunning kneebar attempt from the underside ended the bout at with 25 seconds remaining within the last spherical.
Nominee: Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny at UFC 283
It took [autotag]Gilbert Burns[/autotag] (21-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) 9 months to discover a struggle, and when he did it took him lower than one spherical to dispatch of Neil Magny (27-10 MMA, 20-9 UFC) of their welterweight bout.
After a short feeling-out course of, Burns received maintain of Magny and the start of the top commenced. Burns elevated and dropped Magny to the canvas. Slowly however certainly, Burns moved into mount. As soon as there, Burns shortly grabbed maintain of Magny’s neck and shifted to the aspect for the arm-triangle choke to safe the faucet.
Bonfim made it an epic night time for his household when he joined his brother Ismael within the UFC 283 winner’s circle courtesy of a fast submission win.
After his older brother delivered MMA Junkie’s Knockout of the Month for January earlier within the night time at Jeunesse Enviornment, Bonfim placed on a efficiency of his personal in opposition to Lazzez of their welterweight bout.
Bonfim jumped on a guillotine choke in opposition to his oncoming opponent and compelled Lazzez to faucet out simply 49 seconds after the bout started, preserving his undefeated file intact
With the win, Bonfim was driving excessive after making an impression in his debut. He stated that is only a sliver of what’s to come back from his household identify, and predicts he and his brother will each finally maintain UFC gold.
“The Bonfim brothers are right here to develop into champions,” Bonfim stated by an interpreter in his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. “One at light-weight. One at welterweight. We’re right here to make historical past.”
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