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Submission! Watch Jonathan Pearce choke out Omar Morales to spark UFC 266

Featherweight contender Jonathan Pearce captured the biggest win of his career earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 25, 2021) at UFC 266 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as “JSP” stopped Omar Morales via second-round submission (rear-naked choke).

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena with a pair of thrilling world championship bouts. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 29 coaches collide when Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender, Brian Ortega. UFC 266’s co-main event will see women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko go for her sixth consecutive title defense when she meets No. 3-seeded contender, Lauren Murphy. Last, and certainly not least, Nick Diaz returns against former Welterweight roost ruler, Robbie Lawler, in a five-round banger.

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Morales may have landed a few crisp right hands early, but Pearce ate them and kept plodding forward for multiple takedowns. Morales did pretty well to defend early before tiring in the second round. That’s when Pearce took the back, sunk in his hooks, and secured the submission finish.

Check out the finishing sequence below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

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