MMA fighter Luca Poclit pulled off one of the craziest submissions you’ve ever seen in sports against Dante Schiro at Bellator 285 on Friday.
Poclit and Schiro opened up the Bellator 285 preliminary card in Dublin, IE. The two welterweights looked to kick off the event with a bang in front of a cheering crowd at the 3Arena.
It was a relatively leisurely first lap as Schiro and Poclit found their timing on the feet. As the action opened up in round two, Poclit trapped Schiro in an arm triangle as Schiro sat and bent over the mat.
look underneath as Poclit finishes off Schiro in a way you’ve probably never seen before.
Poclit, 33, made his Bellator debut after stints in the Eagles Fighting Championship and Centurion Fight Championship. He has now won eight fights in a row after losing his professional debut to Mairbek Taisumov in the 2012 Romania Regional.
Schiro made his third Bellator appearance after an initial loss to Logan Storley at Bellator 265, followed by a win over Scotty Hao at Bellator 278. He has also fought in other promotions such as ONE and LFA.
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The decision was read as a technical submission via a modified arm triangle for Poclit. The choke has already made the rounds on social media, and Poclit coach John Kavanagh as the ‘lucanator starter’.
Bellator 285 is headlined by a lightweight matchup between former UFC champion Benson Henderson and Peter Queally. You can follow all Bellator 285 live scores and highlights here.