Flyweight MMA prospect Joao Elias showed off technical Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a quick submission at Brazilian Fight Series 8 this weekend.
After a brief exchange on the feet, Elias took down Matheus Gabriel and caught his arm in a nasty submission in just 31 seconds.
Watch Elias’ armbar below.
This was far from the first time that Elias has sunk in a nasty armbar in the cage. In his last fight at Brazilian Fighting Series 6, he submitted Rodrigo Sarafian in a similar exchange just under two minutes into the fight.
Elias has now won three in a row and has accumulated a 17-3-1 record in MMA. His fight against Gabriel was for the vacant Brazilian FS flyweight title.
Brazilian FS 8 ended up being an action-packed event with all but one of the fights ending via stoppage. Shortly before Elias’ submission, Richard Jacobi and Lerryan Douglas earned vicious knockouts.
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