MMA Rundown

Replay: At Rizin Roque Martinez was brought in to lose to Jerome LeBanner, wins by scarf choke

Fighting out of Guam, Roque Martinez had absolutely no business winning at Rizin last night/this morning. The five foot nine, 262 pound faceless heavyweight was signed by Rizin for one purpose only; get kickboxed up by striking legend Jerome LeBanner.

The best laid plans of mice, men and JMMA matchmakers all fell by the wayside inside of the first round at Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 Autumn: Aki no Jin.

For the love of Fat Guy MMA lovers everywhere, let’s watch Martinez go off script and crush the chiseled six foot three, 250 pound LeBanner on the ground.

Jiu-jitsu!!!! *Gus Johnson voice*

And the full fight

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