The forearm choke is a technique we don’t see often in MMA.
Asilder Badouiev recently submitted Pedro Colman with a forearm choke.
The featherweights competed on the main card of ARES 12 in France. In the middle of round 2, he mounted Colman and locked in the choke.
Colman tried to resist with shots to Badouiev’s body after failing to try a hold of his own. However, he would tap out in no time and Badouiev moved up to a 7-1 record.
There have been several other instances of the forearm choke in MMA.
Asilder Badouiev submits Pedro Colman with a forearm choke at ARES 12 pic.twitter.com/7PJQo7Lcob
— Will (@ChillemDafoe) February 17, 2023
Alexandr Romanov also used the choke against Marcos Rogério de Lima. The two competed at UFC on ESPN 67 and Romanov submitted de Lima at the end of the first round . de Lima ended up losing consciousness.
This was the very first forearm choke in UFC history and it got the Moldovan heavyweight a Performance of the Night bonus.
A forearm choke for Moldova's own!
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Still undefeated! 🙌
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— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) November 8, 2020
Another heavyweight Ben Rothwell once used the forearm choke to finish a match early on in his career. The UFC veteran finished Curtis Crawford at SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 1.
It took Rothwell just a minute to utilize the choke and get the job done. He’d compete in two matches on the very next day at Return of the Heavyweights 2.
Ben Rothwell finished Curtis Crawford with a Forearm Choke early R1 at SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 1 (2002) #UFCKansas pic.twitter.com/xnGK1zo61L
— John Jack (@NHB_GIFS) March 5, 2019
Veteran Gary Goodridge used the move to choke out sumo wrestler Alan Karaev. This was Karaev’s first-ever professional matchup and Goodridge submitted him in just three minutes.
Iraqi MMA veteran Mushtaq Abdullah used a forearm choke to give Sanae Kikuta his first-ever loss in MMA.
Gary Goodridge submits Karaev with a forearm choke pic.twitter.com/ssMAnH5P7X
— MEGATON (Splatoon Amateur) (@BasedDongeezus) February 15, 2019
He would submit the former Pancrase light heavyweight champion six minutes into the first round.
Mushtaq Abdullah (🇮🇶) defeats Sanae Kikuta (🇯🇵) with a forearm choke once Sanae gasses out from holding onto several knee bar attempts for too long pic.twitter.com/gRmXFARDKY
— 𝒴𝑜𝒿𝒾 🤼♂️ 𝒜𝓃𝒥𝑜𝑒 (@jockonimus) August 29, 2021
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