Those MMA fans that saw Bellator lightweight Toby Imada (22-13) submit Jorge Masvidal (19-4) via inverted triangle choke knew immediately that they had witnessed 2009's “Submission of the Year.”
That belief was substantiated when Imada's slick finish earned that exact title at this past week's Fighters Only 2009 MMA Awards in Las Vegas.
Now those that weren't lucky enough to see the exciting, three-round contest the first time will get a chance to see the two hook up again.
Imada today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he and Masvidal will renew their battle on April 8 in the first round of Bellator's second-ever lightweight tournament.
“We had a war,” Imada said. “I don't have any bad emotions toward [Masvidal]. I never did. I can relate to how he feels. But we're going to do it again.”