Neiman Gracie’s relentless pursuit of a submission crash in the end proved a success, as he completed Jon Fitch within the co-important event of Bellator 246 to converse a valuable scalp within the promotion’s capacity-prosperous welterweight division.
Confronted with seasoned worn Fitch, Gracie found out it tricky to construct away the longtime contender, who defended admirably to stem the ceaseless tide of submission attempts from the Brazilian in Round 1. However, in the end, Gracie found out a crack in Fitch’s defenses and exploited it.
After spending noteworthy of Round 2 having his submission attack successfully nullified by Fitch’s dogged protection, Gracie saw his opportunity and locked up a kneebar that gave Fitch no option nonetheless to tap at the 4: 47 mark.
It gave Gracie his ninth submission crash from 10 profession wins and, extra importantly, saw him jump serve from his first profession defeat, to Rory MacDonald, serve at Bellator 222 in June 2019. It furthermore marked the ultimate time we would look Fitch internal the Bellator cage, as the American introduced his retirement from the sport after 42 profession bouts.
Relive Gracie’s victory at Bellator 246 via the video above.