A Rear-Naked Choke settled the score for Abdulkareem Al Selwady after a long time rivalry with Iraqi fighter Rami Aziz.
The bad blood was indeed real and these two fighters made no secret of their discontent for one another in the run up to this fight. After being years in the making, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady managed to settle the score in the first round by way of Rear-Naked-Choke!
During the opening exchange Rami threw a punch that threw him off balance and caused him to crash into Selwady who used his opponent’s momentum to take him down to the ground. From then on he displayed the immense progress he has made in his grappling prowess leaving Aziz with little room to navigate on the ground. He rolled from half-guard to side mount then crucifix before forcing Rami to give up his back and force the tap!
An emotional Selwady was then also awarded his Purple Belt by his coach Ashraf Shishani during his post-match speech.
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