Submission Underground 21 saw the return of tag-team Jiu-Jitsu for the promotion as Ricky Simon and John Simon represented ATT against Willie Audifre and Mike Currier, who were representing Team GFC. That match served as the midway point of the main card shortly after Andy Varela managed to defeat Olympic Judo Champion Satoshi Ishii, and ex-Bellator Flyweight World Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane made a successful debut for SUG against the more experienced Jessica Eye.
The final two matches of the main card marked the first time that both of the promotion’s absolute titles would be defended on the same night, starting with Amanda Loewen defending against grappling veteran Roxanne Modafferi. As with most matches of the event, neither of the pair were unable to register a submission victory within the regulation time period and the match would go the distance. Loewen did managed to lock up a lightning-fast armbar in the first round of EBI overtime in order to retain her title however.
The main event then saw one of only two finishes inside regulation time, as Mason Fowler looked to defend his absolute title against Richie Martinez only a week before he competes in the Third Coast Grappling 6 Grand Prix. There was less than twenty seconds left of the round when Fowler managed to set up an Armbar on Martinez and secure the tap before the buzzer sounded. That meant neither absolute title switched hands on the night, and both Loewen and Fowler will be back for future SUG events to give two more competitors the chance to become a champion.
Submission Underground 21 Full Results
Mason Fowler defeats Richie Martinez via Submission – Armbar, 4:41 of Regulation Time
Mason Fowler retains the SUG Men’s Absolute title
Amanda Loewen defeats Roxanne Modafferi via Submission – Armbar, 0:59 of Overtime Round 1
Amanda Loewen retains the SUG Women’s Absolute title
Ricky Simon and John Simon defeats Willie Audifre and Mike Currier 3-0
Team ATT wins Tag Team Jiu-Jitsu Match
Andy Varela defeats Satoshi Ishii via Decision – Fastest Escape Time in EBI Overtime
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defeats Jessica Eye via Submission – Armbar, 0:19 of Overtime Round 2
Kyle Chambers defeats Chase Davis via Submission – Armbar, 0:38 of Overtime Round 1
Joey McKay defeats Andrew Alexander via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke, 0:39 of Overtime Round 1
Don Stoner defeats Phill Schwartz via Decision – Fastest Escape Time in EBI Overtime
Liz Tracy defeats Kristin Mikkelson via Submission – Armbar, 1:08 of Overtime Round 1
Aaron Tiegs defeats Andrew Sidelinger via Submission – Arm-Triangle Choke, 3:03 of Regulation Time
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