The once mocked neck crank has made another fight finishing appearance, this time at UFC Liverpool in the Claudio Silva vs. Nordine Taleb match.
No one was giving Silva much of a chance in this fight after a four year absence from the cage, but he proved the doubters wrong by taking control on the ground, forcing Taleb to give up his back, and then squeezing in an over the chin choke at 4:30 of round one.
Quick work for Silva.— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) May 27, 2018
Claudio Silva def. Nordine Taleb by submission. pic.twitter.com/K7DhMBvCMa
Coming back from a three-and-a-half year hiatus at age 35? No problem! Cláudio Silva cranks the tap out of Nordine Taleb with some crushing jaw constriction, scoring his seventh submission and extending his winning streak to 12. #UFCLiverpool pic.twitter.com/X7GuCb6jYy— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) May 27, 2018
Cláudio Silva finished Nordine Taleb via RNC in the first round. pic.twitter.com/rJFAJzpIus— MMA mania (@mmamania) May 27, 2018
Claudio Silva moves to 12-1 MMA, 3-0 in the UFC. Nordine Taleb drops to 14-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC.
Welcome back, Cláudio. #UFCLiverpool pic.twitter.com/35zWT4yWOu— UFC (@ufc) May 27, 2018
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