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Rare Footage Of Conor McGregor's One And Only MMA Submission Victory

Rare Footage Of Conor McGregor's One And Only MMA Submission Victory

Conor McGregor had made a successful, history-making career as a knockout artist - so much so that he's only ever one bout via submission.

'The Notorious' is one of the best strikers in the MMA game and that trusty let hand has put away a whole host of greats - including the likes of Eddie Alvarez and Jose Aldo in UFC championship wins.

But a lot is made of McGregor's lack of ability on the canvas, with his two defeats inside the Octagon seeing him tap out to Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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While it's clear that the Irishman is much more dangerous standing up, he has demonstrated an adept ground game in the past - specifically in his first ever professional MMA title triumph.

On 6 June 2012, McGregor took on Dave Hill for the vacant Cage Warriors featherweight championship in a huge co-main event in Dublin.

Hill had never been submitted in his MMA career but hometown hero McGregor forced him to tap out in the second round after applying a rear-naked choke.

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The full fight is available on YouTube, with the stoppage arriving just before the 19th minute mark.

A 23-year-old McGregor moved to 11-2 with the victory and despite his incredible rise to stardom, the bout remains the only time he has won courtesy of submission.

UFC's first ever two-weight world champion returns to action on 23 January at UFC 257 when he takes on Dustin Poirier in a rematch from UFC 178.

McGregor was the victor in round one last time out and he's promised to deliver again in his first appearance on 'Fight Island'.

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The main event is just a lightweight bout but messages from UFC's Twitter have indicated that it will be for the title despite Nurmagomedov still holding the belt even with his retirement announcement in October.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

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