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Was there a more spectacular submission in 2022?
Every once in a while a submission comes along that is so wild it can only be named after the man who applied it.
Jason Von Flue is perhaps the best-known example of this, with his ‘Von Flue choke’ used to submit both Alex Karalexis and Nick Gilardi during his UFC and WEC days respectively – and now you can add the SBG Ireland fighter and Moldovan native Luca Poclit to the roster.
And if you haven’t seen the “Luca-Nator” yet, take a look below.
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The 33-year-old fighter used the technique to put Dante Schiro down at last Friday’s Bellator event in the Irish capital, and he told talkSPORT the mechanics and story behind one of the most unique submission victories ever. you will see all year round.
“I’ve done it several times in the gym, I admit I haven’t always been successful, but there are boys who still fall asleep even during training,” he said. said. “Anyway, the most important thing is that I managed to do it in the fight. I don’t know if it has a name, I’ve never seen this fighting technique before, but after the viral videos, I understand that everyone calls him “Luca-Nator”.
“I can’t say someone taught me. I have a lot of experience, I have been doing freestyle wrestling since I was 9 years old, so now I have reached the level where I have a lot of fighting techniques in my luggage which are very difficult to perform for the most athletes and that even I have a hard time explaining. »
The 8-1 fighter adds that he wants to continue his impressive form to climb the Bellator ranks and bring a belt back to his head coach John Kavanagh, who he says has been an integral part of his exceptional form which has not helped him. seen losing only once in the last decade.
“I want to reach the belt as soon as possible. I want to bring the belt to the SBG gym as soon as possible,” he said.
Now 1-0 in Bellator, Poclit appears to have all the tools necessary to climb that ladder before long.