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UFC Vegas 46 video: Jake Collier bloodies Chase Sherman, finishes with rear-naked choke in first round – MMA Root



UFC Vegas 46 video: Jake Collier bloodies Chase Sherman, finishes with rear-naked choke in first round

Jake Collier always loves knockouts, but he had no problem using a submission to finish off Chase Sherman in the UFC Vegas 46 co-main event.

After several strong leg exchanges, Collier eventually landed a takedown, resulting in a nasty ground and pound that left Sherman bloodied on the canvas. From there, Collier moved to secure a rear naked choke that forced Sherman to tap and the fight ended at just 2:26 into the first round.

After losing a split decision in his last fight, Collier didn’t want the judges to get involved on Saturday night.

“Don’t give it to the judges,” Collier said after the win. “I just wanted to go out and kill.”

There was no feeling between the heavyweights as Collier walked forward and swung huge hooks around trying to knock him out. In turn, Sherman remained patient with his retaliatory punches, allowing him to break Collier with a couple of hard punches, including a nasty uppercut during one exchange.

Just when it looked like Collier might be scared, he landed a punch, dragging the fight to the canvas, and Sherman never got up again.

Once the fight moved to the floor, Collier began throwing several vicious punches and elbows that opened a cut on Sherman’s head as he was simply trying to survive the onslaught. Trying to get out of the way of these blows to his head, Sherman rolled, but this allowed Collier to bounce back and secure the submission.

It didn’t take long for Sherman to realize there was no escaping the choke and he touched the canvas as Collier earned his fifth Octagon win.

After that, Collier turned his attention to the former UFC heavyweight champion and also responded to the call of fellow heavyweight Justin Tuf on social media.

“[Andrei] Arlovski and Sherman had a war and I just smoked him out in the first round,” Collier said. “Why don’t you give me that old dog?

“If [Justin Tafa] can make weight, that would be cool. Let’s get started, big man.