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Kron Gracie holds on to submit Asen Yamamoto despite slam

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Jiu-jitsu legend Kron Gracie (2-0) returned to Japan for his second professional MMA fight. This time under the Rizin Fighting Federation banner.

As expected, Gracie submitted his opponent Asen Yamamoto in the first round. However, Yamamoto made the 27-year-old Gracie work for the victory. Yamamoto had success escaping out of Gracie's tight armbar attempt as well as other dangerous positions. But after five minutes of fighting, Gracie was able to lock in a triangle choke that forced the tough Yamamoto to tap out.

Rizin Fighting Federation 2 took place on Thursday at the Saitama Super Arena.