Once again, Oleksiy Oliynyk dazzles with an Ezekiel choke from the bottom, this time at UFC 224 in Brazil.
The third fight of the televised preliminary card of UFC 224, which took place in Rio, Brazil Saturday, saw the meeting of Oleksiy Oliynyk and Brazil’s own Júnior Albini in a three round affair. As always, any contest in the Heavyweight division has a strong likelihood of a finish. Yet in this case, it was the ground game, not the knockout power of the big men, that was tantalizing here. Would these two put on a jujitsu clinic? Or just go for the KO after all? Would we see the end of the third round?!
No. In a quick finish, Oliynyk got cut early on after a quick clinch on the fence. From there, ‘The Boa Constrictor’ was looking to land an overhead punch as Albini attempted to counter with the left. Oliynyk was bloodied, but far from out. Albini didn’t have much time to fire off more counter strikes, as Oliynyk got the clinch. He then pulled guard, and locked in the Ezekiel choke from the bottom for the finish. Again!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? Another ezekiel choke win for @OleynikUFC at #UFC224! pic.twitter.com/rcmExGaxRC
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) May 13, 2018
It might be time to consider renaming the Ezekiel choke to the Oliynyk choke.
Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Júnior Albini by Submission (Ezekiel choke), Round 1, 1:45