Submission Underground 17 delivered some fantastic action on an otherwise quiet Sunday night and the results of the main event trilogy match between Craig Jones and Mason Fowler surprised a lot of people. The first match between the two went pretty clearly in Jones’ favor as he won by submission back at ADCC 2019 but it was the second match that caused some controversy. Fowler submitted Jones in the overtime period of an EBI rules match when Jones let out a grunt that the referee declared was a verbal submission. This is what set up the immediate rematch at Submission Underground 17 and what caused a lot of fans to believe that Jones would be able to get the win pretty comfortably.
Unfortunately for the Australian phenom, he again fell victim to a Rear Naked Choke in EBI overtime that led to Fowler being crowned the victor. The regulation time five-minute match was actually pretty similar to their last as it involved a lot of Jones trying to work from open guard and enter leg entanglements while Fowler remained standing and was able to neutralize his game. Gillian Robertson also impressed during regulation time in the Co-main event as she started off with a flying armbar attempt before transitioning to a single-leg.
After Amanda Loewen forced her to escape a tight Guillotine attempt, she spent the rest of the round working off her back and would eventually win via Armbar in overtime. This was a common theme throughout the card as the five minute rounds don’t leave a lot of time for competitors to work before they reach EBI overtime. One notable exception was Roberto Jimenez, who locked up a tight triangle choke against Jesse Taylor before switching to an armbar to get the tap when Taylor defended well.
Submission Underground 17 Full Results
Mason Fowler defeats Craig Jones via Rear Naked Choke in overtime.
Amanda Loewen defeats Gillian Robertson via Armbar in overtime.
Richie Martinez defeats Ben Egli via Armbar in overtime.
Roberto Jimenez defeats Jesse Taylor via Armbar in regulation.
Ethan Crelinsten defeats PJ Barch via Rear Naked Choke in overtime.
Pierre-Olivier Leclerc defeats Sid Skrob via Rear Naked Choke in overtime.
Frank Rosenthal defeats Phill Schartz via Armbar in regulation.
Justin Renick defeats Don Stoner via fastest escape in overtime.
Aaron Tiegs defeats Nicholas Maximov via Collar Choke in overtime.
Chase Davis defeats Kyle Hinkle via Heel-Hook in regulation.
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