In a recent Tuff-N-Uff 135 MMA event, an electrifying moment unfolded as athlete Jose Delgado secured a triumphant victory using a skillful D’Arce choke submission against opponent Desmond Manabat.
Tuff-N-Uff (TNU), renowned for its thrilling MMA promotions based in Las Vegas, Nevada, organized the event on February 2. Livestreamed through UFC Fight Pass, the competition showcased numerous captivating matchups, with Delgado and Manabat’s featherweight bout stealing the spotlight on the main card.
From the opening bell, the two fighters engaged in a fierce and relentless striking duel, creating an intense spectacle for spectators. While both athletes had their moments in the stand-up game, Delgado demonstrated dominance in the grappling department.
Midway through the first round, Delgado, leveraging his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expertise, ensnared Manabat in a headlock, initiating a ground battle. Despite Manabat’s initial resistance, Delgado successfully brought the fight to the mat. Seizing the opportunity, Delgado transitioned to take Manabat’s back, maintaining control with a relentless grip around his opponent’s neck.
Employing a rarely seen D’Arce choke, a no-gi variation originating from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Delgado swiftly secured the submission victory. Manabat, caught in the tight hold, attempted to escape in vain, ultimately tapping out within seconds.
The D’Arce choke, comparable to the triangle choke and anaconda choke, utilizes both arms to encircle the opponent’s neck, trapping one arm inside while exerting pressure on the opponent’s neck to restrict blood flow.
With this impressive win, Jose Delgado extends his professional record to 5 wins and 1 loss, securing a back-to-back victory streak. Conversely, Desmond Manabat sees his two-win streak snapped, resulting in a total record of 3 wins and 4 losses.
This showcase of Delgado’s prowess serves as a testament to the effectiveness of less common submissions in MMA, showcasing the versatility of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques on the grand stage of Tuff-N-Uff events.