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An MMA Fighter Using The Walls Of Jericho Is The Greatest Moment In 2017

An MMA Fighter Using The Walls Of Jericho Is The Greatest Moment In 2017

Forget about anything else you have seen in sport this year, the greatest moment to occur was unquestionably an MMA fighter successfully winning a fight in the octagon by using the 'Walls of Jericho' submission.

There is a cross-over between MMA and pro wrestling in terms of moves, with a lot of the same holds and submissions utilised in both environments; rear-naked chokes, kimura locks, omoplatas and armbars to name just a few.

What we had never seen, until October 1st, was an MMA fighter using a 'Boston Crab' submission - the move elevated by six-time world champion and future Hall of Famer Chris Jericho.

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However, 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.

Breaking the walls down!

He gets his opponent on his stomach, bends his legs and sinks into the painful submission, forcing Jones to tap out immediately.Middleweight Mears, hailing from Rochdale, claimed his second career victory courtesy of the slightly unusual but utterly brilliant

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The pro-wrestling style maneuver has gone 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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We really hope this is the start of a new gimmick where Mears just keeps beating everyone courtesy of pro wrestling submissions. Sharpshooters, Figure Four Leg Locks, Regal Stretch, Torture Rack, the lot.

Topics: chris jericho, MMA

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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.