Submission Underground 29 saw Chael Sonnen’s grappling promotion continue it’s great work by delivering another action-packed event that included the continuation of the tag-team grappling championship. That was actually the only title on the line at the event as both of the promotion’s absolute champions, Mason Fowler and Amanda Loewen, were not in attendance. As a result, the main event saw Andy Varela take on UFC veteran Sean Strickland and the ending was probably the most unusual point of the entire event.
With around forty five seconds left of the match, Strickland turned away from Varela and lifted his arms in the air to celebrate and Varela immediately attempted to footsweep him from behind. When that didn’t work, it only took a second for Varela to change his mind and leap on to Strickland’s back to sink in a rear-naked choke. Strickland attempted to dive forward on to the mat and land on Varela but by that point it was far too late and he was forced to tap to the choke.
Submission Underground 29 Full Results
Andy Varela defeats Sean Strickland via Submission – Flying Rear-naked Choke (4:17 of Regulation Time)
Team BTT Happy Valley defeats Team Toro via Decision – Fastest Escape Time after Three Overtime Rounds
Team BTT Happy Valley wins Submission Underground Tag Team Championship
Mercedes White defeats Tara LaRosa via Decision – Fastest Escape Time after Three Overtime Rounds
John Simon defeats Phelan Carron via Decision – Fastest Escape Time after Three Overtime Rounds
Matt Ferraiolo defeats Travis Moore via Submission – Rear-naked Choke (0:56 of Second EBI Overtime Round)
Jesse Hardenbrook defeats Jimmy Altman via Submission – Face Crank (0:15 of First EBI Overtime Round)
Kemoy Anderson defeats Terren Casson via Submission – Armbar (0:40 of Third EBI Overtime Round)
Colton Vaughn defeats Zachary Minteer via Submission – Keylock (3:23 of Regulation Time)
Mark Hamel defeats Jason Patterson via Decision – Fastest Escape Time after Three Overtime Rounds
Caleb Stecker defeats Ian King via Submission – Rear-naked Choke (0:40 of First EBIOvertime Round)
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