Submission Underground 26 delivered a night of high-level grappling action that was headlined by one of the best tag-team Jiu-Jitsu matches that the promotion has managed to put together in recent memory. Just like the 25th event prior to this, neither of the promotion’s absolute titles were on the line at SUG 26 as both Amanda Loewen and Mason Fowler were absent from the card. That didn’t mean that the event was without excitement however as it featured several fantastic grapplers like Andy Varela, Gillian Robertson, and Justin Renick all before the main event.
In the tag-team matchup, Mat Mafia were the underdogs against the Gracie Barra team on paper but they managed to make superior use of the rules in play in order to find a path to victory. They made sure to stay firmly in their own corner and tag each other in several times, as the rules allow for a 3 second period where both partners can engage with their opponent. Through liberal use of this tactic, they managed to keep force Pedro Marinho to expose his back to Alan Sanchez who quickly sunk in a rear-naked choke and earn the winning point of the match.
Submission Underground 26 Full Results
Mat Mafia (Benji Silva & Alan Sanchez) defeats Gracie Barra (Pedro Marinho & Servando Almaraz) 1-0
Gabriel Checco defeats Danilo Marques via Submission – Short choke in Overtime
Gillian Robertson defeats Katlyn Chookagian via Decision – Fastest Escape in Overtime
Andy Varela defeats Kevin Casey via Decision – Fastest Escape in Overtime
Zack Schneider defeats Ighor Horta via Decision – Fastest Escape in Overtime
Justin Renick defeats Phelan Carron via Submission – Armbar
Aaron Tiegs defeats Kemoy Anderson via Submission – Rear-naked choke in Overtime
David Gill defeats Richard Foster via Submission – Armbar in Overtime
Matt Ferraiolo defeats Oscar De Los Santos via Submission – Rear-naked choke in Overtime
Alex Larmey defeats Charlie Gilpin via Submission – Rear-naked choke in Overtime
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