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Submission! Johnny Munoz kicks off UFC 265 with rear-naked choke win | Highlights

One fight, one finish. Houston is already rocking as UFC 265 kicks off ...

Johnny Munoz scored his fourth career win via rear-naked choke at UFC 265, subbing out Jamey Simmons 2:35 into the second round of their Bantamweight bout tonight (Sat., Aug. 7, 2021) inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Simmons seemed out-classed by Munoz whenever the fight hit the feet, and when Munoz hit a double-leg takedown early into the round, it was just a matter of time. Simmons gave up his back, Munoz took it happily, and after a failed neck crank managed to slip the arm under the chin and force a tap.

Watch the submission finish right here:

And look who was there early cheering him on: Flyweight champion, Brandon Moreno!

The win is Munoz’s first win in UFC, putting him 1-1 in the promotion (11-1 MMA). Jamey Simmons is now 0-2 in UFC (7-4 MMA). will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 265 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the early Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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