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An MMA Fighter Once Won A Fight With The Walls Of Jericho

An MMA Fighter Once Won A Fight With The Walls Of Jericho

Crossover in MMA and professional wrestling is to be expected given you see a lot of the same holds and submissions utilised in both environments: rear-naked chokes, kimura locks, omoplata and armbars to name just a few.

However, in things you don't normally see, an MMA fighter used a 'Boston Crab' submission, perhaps better known as 'The Walls Of Jericho' - the move elevated by six-time world champion Chris Jericho.

During the Full Contact Contender 19 event in Bolton, Jonno Mears channeled his inner Y2J by putting his opponent Aaron Jones away with the deadly submission.

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Breaking the walls down! He got his opponent on his stomach, bent his legs and sank into the painful submission, forcing Jones to tap out immediately.

Middleweight Mears, hailing from Rochdale, moved to 2-0 in MMA after picking up his latest victory via the unusual but utterly brilliant move.

The pro-wrestling style maneuver went viral instantly and garnered plenty of reactions across social media, with Jericho himself, undoubtedly one of the all-time greats, even weighing in on his finishing move being used to devastating effect.

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Topics: chris jericho, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, Wrestling News, WWE, MMA

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.