Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight slugger Anthony Johnson wasn't the only one picking up a big win last Friday night (Aug. 24, 2012) at the Titan Fighting Championship event from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
Famed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt and Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) champion turned mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Braulio Estima finally made his cage fighting debut against Muay Thai menace Chris Holland on the AXS-TV main card.
And this one went exactly as expected.
"The Hammer" put up a valiant effort, but eventually succumbed to a first round arm-triangle choke, snapping his three-fight winning streak and dropping to 5-4 overall. Estima starts things off with a bang at 1-0, which should quietly add a few logs to the fire cooking up his recent Nick Diaz feud.
While it's a little early to start matching the Brazilian up against some of the UFC's big guns, he's clearly got the ground game to hang with anyone in MMA. How he fairs in the stand up, if he even needs to, remains to be seen.
Full Titan FC 24 results and recap here.