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MMA Fighter Makes Opponent Tap With Extremely Rare Submission: The Calf Slicer

MMA Fighter Makes Opponent Tap With Extremely Rare Submission: The Calf Slicer

Swansea-born fighter Brett "The Pikey" Johns pulled off an extremely rare submission during his bout against Joe Soto at TUF 26 Finale.

The 27-year-old bantamweight, who is currently 15-2-0 in UFC, locked in arguably the rarest submission move in MMA history - 'The Calf Slicer' - to defeat his stunned opponent.

It's just the second time 'The Calf Slicer' has been used successfully inside the Octagon.

As you can see in the footage below, the submission is a compression lock that involves pressing the opponent's calf muscle into one of the bones in your shin.

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Brazilian lightweight Charles Oliveira defeated Eric Wisely with the submission back in 2012, but this is arguably better considering the circumstances.

Not long after his victory, Johns took to Twitter to express his delight at the submission.

"MMA Fan:- Only Brazilians can do Calf Slicers. Brett Johns:- Hold my beer..." he captioned the post, as he celebrated the 15th victory of his so far impressive career.

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Johns confirmed he did practice the move in training, but admits he got lucky on the night against the experienced Soto.

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"I do practice that move in the gym but I got lucky tonight." he told MMA Junkie. "Joe is a very good grappler, and I told people coming in that just because I don't do very many grappling combinations doesn't mean that I'm not a good grappler.

"I knew Joe would look for the takedown early because I saw it from the way he was protecting his head and throwing the single leg and I'm very good at defending them.

"On a different night it probably wouldn't have worked but I feel I got lucky."

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It was arguably the best night of Johns' career to date.

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Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.