The third fight on the main card of UFC on Fuel TV 5 featured the Liverpool submission magician Paul Sass against gritty veteran Matt Wiman in a lightweight bout.
The first round started out Sass grabbing a quick take-down. Sass then immediately moved Wiman to the fence and started working positions.
Wiman did a great job early of keeping Sass in his full-guard. Sass then started working elbows to open up Wiman’s guard a little bit. Sass then went for a leg lock, lost position and Wiman landed on top.
Sass then forced a little flurry and Wiman escaped a submission attempt and Sass landed back on-top again. Another flurry ensued and Wiman locked in a triangle which Sass was able to pop out of fairly quickly. Sass then grabbed a dominant top-position again and was dropping some solid elbows. Wiman then moved positions and got Sass into an arm-bar but got stuck against the fence. Wiman finally worked off the fence and forced Sass to tap via arm-bar at the 3:48 mark of the first round.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 Result:
Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (arm-bar) Round 1, 3:48
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