Joe Solecki taps out ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at FURY Pro Grappling 3

Donald Cerrone’s difficult times in battle sports competitors continued Thursday when he was sent by Joe Solecki in their submission-only bout at FURY Pro Grappling 3.

Solecki, a UFC light-weight, weighed in at 169 pounds for the contest at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. “Cowboy,” who has actually typically completed at welterweight over the last few years, had a large weight benefit at 186 pounds.

It didn’t matter, however.

Solecki and Cerrone bound early in the match, and Cerrone quit his back from a standing position which resulted in both males rolling to the mat. Solecki then developed leading control, with Cerrone spinning around on bottom.

He spun one a lot of times, however, and quit his back. They hand-fought for a number of seconds, however then Solecki got his lower arm under Cerrone’s neck and required the tap due to rear-naked choke at the 3:17 mark.

Solecki was elated after his win.

“The second Fury Grappling was nice enough to offer the match, it was yes, yes, yes,” Solecki stated in his post-match interview with CM Punk. “He has the most wins in UFC history. He’s a legend. I appreciate the opportunity.”

Cerrone, for his part, is presently on a five-fight winless skid in his UFC profession. The 38-year-old UFC legend, who holds the record for a lot of octagon triumphes, hasn’t combated given that a May defeat to Alex Morono.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.