Submission Underground reached a big landmark this past weekend as Chael Sonnen’s grappling promotion is now a quarter of the way towards a hundred events with Submission Underground 25. It was an unusual choice, but this also marked the first event where neither of the promotion’s absolute titles (male and female) were on the line since they were invented, as both of their reigning champions, Mason Fowler and Amanda Loewen, were absent. In fairness to Loewen, she successfully defended her title just a matter of weeks ago at SUG 24, at the same event that featured a grand prix to determine Fowler’s next challenger
Instead, this event was headlined by one of the more recent challengers to Fowler’s throne, Andy Varela. He lost to Fowler in EBI overtime back at SUG 22 and was coming into this event eager to start working his way back to challenging Fowler again. Unfortunately for Varela, Pedro Marinho proved to be too much for him as the top Team GB prospect continued his fantastic run since recently being promoted to black belt and secured a tight guillotine choke to finish Varela.
Submission Underground 25 Full Results
Pedro Marinho defeats Andy Varela via Submission – Guillotine
Edwin Najmi defeats Jeremy Kennedy via Submission – Rear-naked Choke in Overtime
Keith Krikorian defeats Joey McKay via Submission – Rear-naked Choke in Overtime
Team BTT (Charlie Gilpin & Gustavo Bessa) defeats Team Impact (Phelan Carron & Ioane Palakiko) via Decision – 1-0 Submissions
Gustavo Pires defeats Nicholas Maximov via Submission – Armbar in Overtime
Colton Vaughn defeats Eric McConico via Decision – Fastest Escape in Overtime
Aaron Tiegs defeats Zachary Minteer via Submission – Neck Crank in Overtime
Zack Schneider defeats Kevin Shaughnessy via Submission – Straight Footlock
Ighor Horta defeats James Zeng via Decision – Fastest Escape in Overtime
Alex Larmey defeats Josian Iwamizu via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
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