Demian Maia Puts Ben Askren To Sleep With Rear-Naked Choke At UFC Singapore
Demian Maia submitted Ben Askren via a rear-naked choke in the third round at UFC Singapore to record his 28th MMA victory.
Maia pulled off an incredible submission on Askren who tapped after he failed to get out the hold in their main-event welterweight bout.
Demian Maia gets the tap!
He executes the rear-naked choke to perfection.
A master of his craft. :punch:#UFCSingapore pic.twitter.com/iIP3znoA1L
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) October 26, 2019
Here's how social media reacted to the Brazilian's wizardry on the mat.
I've never seen anymore in MMA move to mount as effortlessly as Maia. Ever.
- Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) October 26, 2019
Incredible fight fellas! Maia is filthy with it! https://t.co/bvG5LrihJr
- Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) October 26, 2019
Demian Maia now holds 22 wins in the UFC, second only to Cowboy Cerrone.
- Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) October 26, 2019
Maia's now on a three-fight win streak which includes victories over Lyman Good, Anthony Rocco Martin and, of course, Askren.
The 41-year-old now holds 22 victories inside the famed Octagon, second only to Donald Cerrone who has 23 UFC wins to his name.
Askren, on the other hand, slumps to his second professional MMA defeat following his devastating loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in July. The ex-Bellator champion is 1-2 in the UFC since signing for the promotion.
Speaking after his second MMA defeat, the American was full of praise for Maia: "There's a reason why he's the best grappler in the division, possibly in MMA history."