Watch this amateur fighter catch his opponent in the craziest rubber guard submission we've ever seen

Watch this amateur fighter catch his opponent in the craziest rubber guard submission we've ever seen

Eddie Bravo may have invented the concept of the rubber guard as a staple of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, but perhaps the greatest practitioner of the rubber guard is none other than Evolve MMA's Shinya Aoki. Although his colorful spats haven't seen the ring or cage in years, we still remember when Aoki would wrap the equivalent of a nylon rainbow around his opponent's neck. Those days of the technicolor submissions are finished, however his impeccable rubber guard still remains.

Now considering the fact that Aoki has probably slapped ever submission from rubber guard imaginable, I wonder what he calls this move this amateur fighter pulled off in Nemesis Fighting Alliance. Props to @KnockoutFootage for the find.

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+20 # synthsis 2013-09-09 08:56
Holy Shit. Aoki and Eddie Bravo would be so proud. Dude went to sleepy town on the express train.
-8 # BurntToast 2013-09-09 09:07
I doubt they'd be proud. They'd probably cringe at how bad his rubber guard actually was. Nice to see an omoplata attempt in MMA though, don't really see it much
-11 # MAXX 2013-09-09 09:10
more like a kimura+rnc. his arm was tucked up, no way he'd have attempted an omoplata.
+7 # BurntToast 2013-09-09 09:22
If the omo wasn't there, the kimura definitely wasn't. They are essentially the same thing anyway barre that the kimura is locked up with a figure 4 grip with the hands. Seeing as he had moved from his 'rubber guard' and had attacked the shoulder by locking the arm up with the legs I would say he was in an omoplata position.

Due to the arm being tucked the omoplata didn't work, but seemed to be the reason his sloppy rubber guard worked. The easiest way to escape from there was to give the omoplata and roll with it and scramble. Usually anytime I try this choke the person just rolls if they feel in any danger due to loosing the underhook on the right hand side.
+21 # SST 2013-09-09 09:36
That was a homoplata
+1 # MAXX 2013-09-09 16:32
theres a way to do a reverse kimura. Its like your trying to flip the elbow/shoulder the oppisite way you would do a kimura. Its generally used as a cross choke defense. he basically did it from omoplata position. he def was in the omo position yeah, just not the omoplata submission like most people are thinking.
+33 # Malikizer 2013-09-09 09:00
That may have been called a little late...
+9 # YourMothersLover 2013-09-09 09:28
yeah, he looked out 3 seconds before he synched it up
+4 # rippie74 2013-09-09 09:25
These guys fought in an MMA promotion that could even afford a microphone for their ring announcer. LOL
-7 # Race Banyon 2013-09-09 09:34
I wasn't aware that the omoplata was an Eddie Bravo invention.
+8 # GDT 2013-09-09 10:07
That's the "lebell lock". Gene Lebell did it and it's used in pro-wrestling now. I can't remember the guy's name, but there is a WWE wrestler right now who uses that as his signature move.
+10 # decapitationstation 2013-09-09 10:28
daniel bryan he uses this move
+9 # SnakeJake 2013-09-09 10:57
It's the Lebell lock (or the YES lock by Daniel Bryan). Although normally it's used as a submission hold and not a choke. The transition from Rubber Guard to Omaplata to the Lebell lock was pretty sweet though.
0 # DENV3RtheDESTROY3R 2013-09-10 00:06
That's pretty cool. I usually transition try to a triangle when people defend the omoplata with strong posture but I'm going to have to experiment with this Lebell lock now.
0 # jt33 2013-09-11 03:49
im late but i came here to say the same thing GDT and decapitationsta tion said... thumbs up for you guys.
+10 # Harris 2013-09-09 10:53
Referee took WAY too long noticing he was out
+14 # MixedMonkeyArts 2013-09-09 11:39
Usually refs jump in there and don't even let guys try that "go totally limp for fifteen seconds" defense. Nice stoppage.
0 # killdo 2013-09-10 14:36
:D Now that's funny!
+3 # IronMonkey 2013-09-09 11:56
Evolution at its finest.
+6 # UK-Viewer 2013-09-09 12:58
Yes it was a good move but unfortunately accompanied by the worst refereeing I have seen. The guy was out cold 3-4 seconds before the stoppage. His arm had gone limp and you could see he was out yet the ref allowed the hold to continue. People like that ref will get someone hurt one day. That's where the focus of this clip should be, not on the move.
+3 # DiazFan 2013-09-09 15:22
Think he was out for a long time
+3 # th3sh3ph3rd 2013-09-09 16:59
Oh, my fuck. Ref much?
+2 # MMA_4_Life 2013-09-09 17:55
So we all agree, Martin Kampmann is not a very good referee??
+4 # Talo 2013-09-09 20:14
That was called like 5 seconds too late. Who was the ref? Steve mazzagatti?
+5 # Diegos Beliefs 2013-09-09 21:15
+2 # Macca 2013-09-09 21:51
it's already been said to death, but that referee must have had his head in the clouds. I could see he's arm wobbling around like a hotdog for about 5 seconds.
+2 # uri 2013-09-10 02:53
the stupid ref almost had him killed.
0 # BAB 2013-09-10 08:33
It was like a rubber guard into an omoplata and then a half rear naked choke, all similar to a type of twister as he controls his opponent with the rubber g./omaplata and twists the body and chokes with his arm
+1 # Pete 2013-09-10 12:13
Laaaate stoppage. He was out for 7 seconds. Very bad and dangerous. You can see his arm go limp at 4:59 and the ref doesn't step in until 5:06.
+1 # Raul 2013-09-11 04:57
dude this isn't anything new,
Chris Beniot has been doing it for years, it's called the "cripple crossface", DUH. watch your wrestling people.
0 # Wrestle_Fuck 2013-09-11 12:13
Agreed 100%, all these [censored]gy ass bjj snobs tryna break it down are hilarious.

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