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Jordanian fighter Mohammad Khatib talks to ArabsMMA about his professional MMA debut and submission win over Raafat Shawe at Desert Force 20.

Primal Gym’s Khatib (1-0) faced Iraqi opponent Raafat Shawe (3-5) in the opening bout of the event scoring a rare type of bulldog choke submission 1 minute into the second round.

#DesertForce 20 #Dubai Mohammad Khatib Rare #BulldogChoke VS Raafat Shawe

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The bulldog choke is a technique that, though historically rare, was effective on several occasions in the UFC. The choke looks like the hybrid of a pro-wrestling headlock and a rear naked choke. Unlike a proper rear naked choke, the bulldog choke doesn’t feature any such body control; rather it follows an old wrestling adage: where the head goes the body will follow. OUCH!

ArabsMMA reporter Zahi Ephrem caught up with Khatib after his fight, check out what he had to say:

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