Cezar Ferreira added another finish to a UFC 224 preliminary card already brimming with them in the featured prelim fight Saturday.
Former Ultimate Fighter competitor Cezar Ferreira and former Tuesday Night Contender Series competitor Karl Roberson both made the trip to Rio de Janerio, Brazil for UFC 224 on Saturday. Part of the featured preliminary fight on the televised prelims, they closed out the preliminary card, in what was expected to be a close, competitive fight.
Once the action got underway, Roberson took center, and the two exchanged kicks. Ferreira shot for the double, but Roberson popped up right back to his feet. Ferreira shot again and took him down; Ferreira got in side control, moved to half guard, then made his way to full guard next. Roberson worked his way to the fence, and got back to his feet for a moment, only to be taken back down. Cezar Ferreira from there worked to full mount, and started throwing rights. With his opponent under pressure, Ferreira then moved to an arm triangle for the sub, and the win!
The submission represented the seventh finish in eight preliminary fights at UFC 224 on Saturday, an impressive finishing rate in the early going.
Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson by Submission (Arm triangle choke), Round 1, 4:45