In light of Milton Vieira's recent signing with Strikeforce, which was reported through mmajunkie.com, it's a good chance to check out one of the submissions the second degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt created—the anaconda choke.
Many fans remember the move being utilized for the first time in MMA by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who was a training partner of Vieira's at Brazilian Top Team. Vieira still trains there while Nogueira moved to Black House.
In the 32-year-old's most recent bout at Biletti Combat 9 in June, he used it to defeat Bruno "Cro Cop" Lobato in the very first round.
It was the third anaconda choke submission win of his career, which consists of 12 wins and seven losses. He has won eight bouts by submission and has had fought in the Pride, DEEP and Shooto organizations.
Vieira competes in the lightweight division, where standout lightweight fighters in Strikeforce include Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thompson, Jorge Masvidal and Shinya Aoki.