Andre Muniz became the first fighter to submit the legendary Jacare Souza earlier tonight (Sat., May 15, 2021) at UFC 262 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Tex., when the young Brazilian scored a brutal first-round armbar that snapped Souza’s arm.
Souza looked good in the early going as he was able to land some strikes along the cage and score a brief takedown. Muniz quickly regrouped and implemented his own wrestling to take Souza down multiple times. The young middleweight found a window to jump on Souza’s back and attempt a rear-naked choke, but Jacare shook him off. That’s when Muniz grabbed a hold of Souza’s arm and sat back. He cranked and Souza’s arm snapped. Muniz let go and the fight was over.
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No fighter has ever submitted Souza in MMA competition so this win is a massive feather in the cap of Muniz. The brash middleweight said he was the better grappler coming into this fight and most thought he was crazy. In the end, Munoz proved he has some serious ground skills and deserves a run at the division’s top 15.
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