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Fight 2 Win 112:

Monica Trimble

vs

Janett Valenzuela

Photo by Fight2Win

Written by Rome G. Lytton IV

5/15/2019

“This small detail throws Valenzuela off balance enough to where Trimble is able to swing her left leg around Valenzuela’s face and attack her arm.” 

Both fighters take control of the center and begin to hand fight, looking for an opening.

     Trimble decides to shoot in and press the action, but Valenzuela shuts down her attempt like a bouncer working the door at capacity. Trimble ops to pull guard instead.

     Trimble’s right leg finds an inside hook on Valenzuela’s left leg and she tries for a butterfly sweep. But Valenzuela is able to ride the momentum around and thwarts the sweep attempt.

     Before Valenzuela can stand back to her feet, Trimble pulls Valenzuela forcefully into her closed guard and instantly transitions into attacking her right arm.

     Valenzuela senses the arm is over-exposed and pulls it back. But before she can escape, Trimble controls Valenzuela’s head, scoots out her left hip, and transitions her legs to attack with triangle shell.

     Valenzuela is in a bad spot. If she doesn’t transition to an escape, she’ll give up her arm to an armbar or sweep. If she pulls her right arm out, she’ll get triangled.

     Valenzuela decides to pressure in and looks for her opening. The pressure looks good, but she over-exposes her left leg just enough, and Trimble easily underhooks it. This small detail throws Valenzuela off balance enough to where Trimble is able to swing her left leg around Valenzuela’s face and attack her arm.

     Valenzuela tries her best to escape, making one last-ditch effort to step over Trimble. But her arm is too straight. Trimble drops her hips toward the mat while pushing up on Valenzuela’s wrist to add more torque. The crowd winces as Valenzuela arm is hyperextended.

     Valenzuela is a tough lady, but she has no choice but to tap.

     Monica Trimble submits Janett Valenzuela (armbar) at 4:26.

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