Jake Collier ran through Chase Sherman in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 46, submitting him in the very first round.
Being fair to the Fight Night card, Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman was not UFC Vegas 46’s originally scheduled co-main event.
Promoted on short notice to the co-headlining spot as a result of Michel Pereira’s fight falling off the card, Collier vs. Sherman was simply a fan-friendly fight between two big guys willing to swing. Given both men were on uncertain footing with the UFC — Sherman more so than Collier, something “The Vanilla Gorilla” had touched on during fight week when discussing his career coming to a crossroads — swing away they almost certainly would.
A touch of gloves from the heavyweights to get the co-main event underway. Collier and Sherman came out blasting lefts and rights. Collier got the fight to the ground by catching a Sherman kick and began to work his way into full mount. From there, Collier began to land some heavy blows. As Sherman tried to find his way back to the feet, he managed to put himself in danger by giving his back to Collier who did not take his foot off the gas and locked in a rear naked choke.
The first submission of 2022 locked in by @JakeCollier88 🔒
— UFC (@ufc) January 16, 2022
It has not been easy sledding at heavyweight for Jake Collier following his three-year layoff. He had a 1-2 record since moving up from middleweight, making this a much-needed victory. As for Sherman, he is now 3-8 in his UFC career.
Jake Collier def. Chase Sherman by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in (2:26)