Ramazan Gasanov pulled off one of the year’s most unusual submissions at Eagle FC 48.
The Russian grappler shined on the event’s preliminary card, snagging an Ezekiel choke from bottom position that put opponent Nasimjon Sharipov to sleep in the second round.
Watch the incredible submission finish above.
Gasanov initially took Sharipov down with what looked to be a standing head-and-arm choke position, but changed tactics in once the fighters hit the ground. Finding himself under Sharipov, Gasanov tightened the Ezekiel grip with Sharipov on top of him. Sharipov passed out before he could tap out.
EZEKIEL CHOKE FROM THE BOTTOM— Eagle FC (@EagleFightClub) July 16, 2022
Ramazan Gasanov def. Nasimjon Sharipov via Submission (Ezekiel Choke) at 1:42 of Round 2
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Saturday’s event in Aktau, Kazakhstan, also featured an action-packed main card as all three championship bouts ended inside the distance. Two Eagle FC titles were up for grabs, as well as a belt from the show’s co-promotion Naiza Fighting Championship.
In the main event, Dauren Ermekov avenged a 2015 amateur loss to Gamzat Khiramagomedov via second-round TKO. Ermekov captured an interim Eagle FC middleweight title and now looks set to fight undisputed champion Faridun Odilov.
AND NEW!— Eagle FC (@EagleFightClub) July 16, 2022
Dauren Ermekov stops Gamzat Khiramagomedov in the first and becomes the Interim Eagle FC Middleweight Champion!
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A vacant Naiza FC middleweight title was on the line in the evening’s co-main event and it was Ruslan Shamilov who seized the opportunity, snagging a choke submission win in under three minutes to defeat Murad Abdurakhmanov.
In the first Eagle FC title fight of the evening, 23-year-old bantamweight champion Renat Khavalov racked up another successful defense with a third-round stoppage of Ramazan Amaev.
For more from Saturday’s joint Eagle FC and Naiza FC show in Aktau, Kazakhstan, check out highlights and full results below.
FOUR Fights FOUR Finishes!— Eagle FC (@EagleFightClub) July 16, 2022
Dhouglas Ribeiro def. Tamerlan Khadzhimuradov via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at the end of Round 2!
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Eagle FC 48 results:
- Dauren Ermekov def. Gamzat Khiramagomedov via TKO at 2:06 of Round 2
- Ruslan Shamilov def. Murad Abdurakhmanov via submission at 2:47 of Round 1
- Renat Khavalov def. Ramazan Amaev via TKO at 4:40 of Round 3
- Shamil Magomedov def. Igor Svirid via TKO at 2:38 of Round 1
- Konstantin Andreitsev def. Zakhar Ryabov via unanimous decision
- Sergey Kalinin def. Nutsalkhan Umakhanov via unanimous decision
- Ruslan Sariev def. Kayck Alencar in Round 1
- Magomed Al-Abdullah def. Alan Utegaliev via unanimous decision
- Ramazan Gasanov def. Nasimjon Sharipov via Submission (Ezekiel choke) at 1:42 of Round 2
- Alan Matikov def. Ivan Romanov via unanimous decision
- Bolat Zamanbekov def. Syimyk Eldiyar uulu via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:56 of Round 2
- Magomed Gadzhiyasulov def. Norik Tadevosyan via TKO at 2:46 of Round 1
- Dhouglas Ribeiro def. Tamerlan Khadzhimuradov via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
- Bakhtiyar Orazgeldiev def. Mavlet Amirov via TKO at 4:40 of Round 2
- Joseph Henle def. Roman Dzhomart via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:53 of Round 2
- Meyrbek Tulegenov def. Djeyhun Godjali via submission (armbar) at 3:10 of Round 1