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Fight 2 WIN 109:

Manuel Farfan vs Alejandro Zea

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Written by Rome G. Lytton IV

4/24/2019

“Farfan transitions into a kimura attack, but notices Zea has left his leg too exposed from defending. He decides to ditch the kimura attempt and switches back to attacking the leg.” 

Both athletes make their way to center, bump fists, and the match is on its way. They waste little time and go straight to fighting for dominant grips. Farfan uses double wrist control to sit to his right hip and pull guard.

     Zea takes the opportunity to find one of Farfan’s legs and jumps on a footlock attempt. Farfan inverts and is able to scramble out before Zea can lock in his attempt. Zea looks to control Farfan’s wrist to either help him pass or to find another floating leg.

 

     Both athletes keep at their respective strategies.

     Zea looks to pressure pass and use his left knee to slice through for the pass. Just then, Farfan is able to grab Zea’s slicing leg and use it for a sweep.  Now on top, Farfan tries to pass a few times, but Zea’s hips are able to keep up with the pressure. Zea is able to create enough space to push away, explode his hips back and sit-out to fight his way back to his feet. Farfan instantly sits down and scoots in to find his rhythm again.  

     Right now, it seems Farfan’s plan is to implement his guard game.

     Zea looks to pressure in and knee-slice for the pass, but Farfan frames and is able to hold off his advancement. Farfan is able to find Zea’s left leg and use it to pull him closer. It looks like he may be able to take Zea’s back, but Zea pressures in hard. Farfan ops out on attacking the back, goes into the truck position, and uses the truck to sweep Zea. Nice transition by Farfan.

 

     Farfan now has dominant side control position on Zea, who is completely on his back under all of Farfan’s weight. Zea is able to frame to create some space but Farfan transitions to knee on belly. Zea is ready and easily frees himself from being in a bad spot. They are now squared up to each other.

     Both athletes fight for wrist control. Farfan scrambles to his right and then to his left to find his open door to windshield his knees pass Zea’s legs to reestablish side control. Nice transition there.

     This time, Farfan is really pressuring in with his left shoulder to turn Zea’s face away so he can’t frame into him. He’s able to find space to get his right knee on Zea’s belly, but Zea uses that tiny bit of space to bridge, scoot his hips, and escape from Farfan’s side control.

     Both athletes make their way back to center, slap hands, and restart the match.

     Farfan sits down and scoots in to implement his game plan as it’s been working well for him so far.

     Zea looks to jump-pass Farfan’s seated guard, but once back to being squared up, he leaves a leg out in the open for Farfan to snatch up quickly. Farfan looks to attack Zea’s left leg, but he defends the attack. Farfan transitions into a kimura attack, but notices Zea has left his leg too exposed from defending. He decides to ditch the kimura attempt and switches back to attacking the leg.

     This time, Farfan is able to secure Zea’s left leg enough to find the foot and secure a tight toe-hold.

     Zea tries his best to defend and attack Farfan with a heel hook, but Farfan’s grip is too tight and he’s able to tap Zea with a toe-hold submission at 1:56 left in the round.

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