Former WWE champion Jake Hager, better known as “Jack Swagger,” made the most out of his MMA debut earlier tonight (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at Bellator 214 live on Paramount and DAZN from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., when he finished heavyweight opponent J.W. Kiser via first-round submission (arm triangle choke).
Swagger had to eat a punch to get inside early but he wore it well. The former WWE star quickly worked along the cage to secure a sweeping takedown. Kiser did well to defend Swagger’s early advancements, but the 36-year-old eventually scored a good enough position to lock in an arm triangle choke.
Check out the finish above courtesy of Bellator MMA.
With his first MMA victory in the bag look for Swagger to re-enter the Bellator cage as soon as possible. The more experience he can gain in 2019 the better idea fans have of his actual skill set. Until then, the verdict is still out on the former WWE champ.
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