MMA Submission of the Day: Déjà Vu Strikes for Former WEC Champion Brian Bowles
Former WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles made his UFC debut in March, taking on Damacio Page for the second time in his 10-fight career.
Bowles hoped to erase the memory of his 2010 loss to current UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, and it all started with his former foe, who came into the fight with a 15-5 record.
Three-and-a-half minutes into the first round, Bowles locked on a tight guillotine choke and put Page to sleep. To make the submission that more crazy, it occurred at the exact same time of their first fight where Bowles submitted him 3:30 into the first round with a guillotine choke as well.
The 31-year-old from West Virginia has won all of his fights by submission or knockout and has never been the distance in his career. His career highlights include his submission victories over Page and his knockout over Miguel Torres to become the WEC 135-pound champion.
Bowles' last five fights have earned him three submission of the night awards and one knockout of the night award.
At UFC 132, Bowles (9-1) will be taking on Japanese standout Takeya Mizugaki (14-5-2). Mizugaki recently defeated Reuben Duran on the same card Bowles made his debut. The card also features standout bantamweight fighters Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.
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