Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Watch: MMA Fighter Wins With Excruciating Neck Crank

MMA fighter Istvan Vereb gave Zarko Golubovic no choice but to tap after locking in a spine-bending neck crank at RFA 4.

Middleweights Vereb and Golubovic met on the undercard of the event on Saturday in Kosice, Slovakia. Vereb, a former professional wrestler who lost to Ben Askren at the 2008 Olympics, was making his MMA debut.

And his Olympic-caliber wrestling was on full display in this fight. After taking Golubovic to the matt, Vereb locked in a nasty neck crank that will surely see the Serb make a few visits to the chiropractor in the coming weeks.

MMA Fighter Istvan Vereb Makes Life Very Uncomfortable For Zarko Golubovic

Watch Istvan Vereb get the finish below.

With his wrestling pedigree, Vereb will no doubt pose a problem from many as he attempts to forge a career in MMA. But at 35-years-old, the Hungarian is perhaps in a race against Father Time to make the most of his skills as a professional fighter.

For Golubovic, the loss was his second in a row after falling to Leon Krajacic via first-round TKO in September. The Serb’s professional record now stands at 2-2.

In the RFA 4 main event, 6’8″ Slovak kickboxer Tomas Mozny earned a TKO win on his MMA heavyweight debut against Pole Kamil Minda.

Want to see more sick finishes? Check out our original Top 10 Finishes of the Week series here!