We have another big submission finish to pass along from the Bellator 221 preliminary card from Illinois. Christian Rodriguez and Jose Leon met inside the cage in featherweight action.
The bout was both Rodriguez and Leon’s professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut. Both men put on a show in the opening minutes, however, it was Rodriguez who wound up with the victory, submitting Leon with an armbar before it was even fully locked in.
Rodriguez pulled off the finish with just a few seconds to spare in the round. Check out the full first round, including the finish, here:
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