Jesse Taylor captured ultimate redemption last night (Fri., July 7, 2017) at TUF 25 Finale live on FOX Sports 1 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, when he submitted Dhiego Lima via second-round rear-naked choke. It was all Taylor from the early going. The wrestler had his way with Lima on the mat and put him in danger every step of the way. Lima did drop Taylor early into the second round, but gave up his back in a transition to the ground which led to his ultimate demise. Taylor jumped on Lima’s back and squeezed until the tap.
Check out the memorable submission finish above courtesy of UFC.
With this win, Taylor redeems his previous blunders on Ultimate Fighter and claims a check worth a whopping $290,000. The 34-year-old has now amassed 16 career victories by way of submission and could surely carry that success over to the UFC’s welterweight division. He’s going to matchup against stiffer competition than Lima, but Taylor could settle in nicely among the top 25.
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