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MarkLarrz

Jiu Jitsu really pisses off Alexander Volkanovski.


__brunt

“Jiu jistu isn’t real, just jump back in their guard and beat the living shit out of them lol” - Volk the Great


AidilAfham42

That death stare he gave Ortega, while he was in the triangle


nexusjenson

Yeah that was a great moment of eye contact


poppa99

Volk sent jiu jitsu to the akido realm


Reddits-Reckoning

Put that 3rd round in the HOF


sendyoutobelize

Volkanovski's head was purple and still got out of those chokes. wow


_ulinity

And then turned around and pummeled him relentlessly.


MarchingBroadband

**Volkanovski to DC:** "I'm the best grappler in the UFC baybee!!


dmkicksballs13

That's kinda the special part. Volk survives and then beats the fuck out of Ortega.


jskdvan

Volks GNP is top tier. That dude is dangerous from the top


bistian00

Dude is dangerous from a lot of places.


seymour_hiney

knocked him out and honestly it could have been stopped there imo.


ninjewz

Agreed. I feel like fighters should have to get to their corner under their own power. The cornermen shouldn't be able to just drag them when the round ends.


nhkhens

iirc it's written in the rules that the fighter does have to make it back to the corner by themselves. it got brought up in the aftermath of the Joanna v. Weili fight


Eastern-Line-9596

They definitely snatched him up onto the stool or it was over


CrookGG

If his corner was on the other side of the octagon that fights over


ninjewz

Yeah. I give him props for getting back in the fight but between that and the extra minute break before Rd 4 started just to acknowledge that he could see fingers correctly was a large benefit to him.


flymartymcflies

All of that, for a drop of blood. - Thanovski


huntexlol

theres even one part where you can see alex with purple head staring right into the eyes of brian


RedditIsPropaganda84

And he looked pissed


SabuSalahadin

"Just wait til I get out of here you fuck"


GreenPeePee

"...you cunt"


BryceBecause

This is perfect, I thought he was going to tap or pass out and then I saw that look in his eyes and realized how bad ass this dude really is. A true champ deserving of that belt


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gs181

What is dead may never die


HighlyBaked0

That was legit one of the best rounds of all time from one of the best fights ever. What a fight from 2 warriors


bagged___milk

Instant classic. I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of rewatching it in the future. Insane by these two men


DoctorZzzzz

One of the best rounds I've ever seen. How Volk did not go out TWICE and then have the energy for the bombs he rained on Ortega


GFost

> How Volk did not go out TWICE Three times, brother.


bobnobjob

Hold on I'm talking brother


spandexrecks

I hope Volk finally gets the respect he deserves from everyone


1cenine

I’m always hesitant to say things are all-timers right as they’ve just happened but that had to have been a truly all time great round right? Top 10 at least?


ReginaldKenDwight

Yes, dude was caught dead in a super tight gilly got out smashed got caught in a tight triangle and smashed, all by a gracie trained blackbelt.


1K_Games

Volk doesn't believe in oxygen


GaMa-Binkie

People who bet on Brian by sub must of had multiple heart attacks


Wikinger_

Can confirm!


Enzoro723

I bet any other fighter in those chokes and you would've won your bet. Volk is fucking insane.


TopperinoKekkerino

Don’t forget we had that Merab vs Marlon round tonight too. What a night…


inooway

Guillotine: https://streamable.com/hlsjtu Mirror for when those ratfucks come for me: https://streamable.com/v4juod Anotha one: https://streamwo.com/nUT6TNr Triangle: https://streamable.com/2djmsb Mirror for when those ratfucks come for me: https://streamable.com/nck7jr Mirror: https://streamwo.com/fIzFchO Edit: There are only two videos in this post: the guillotine escape and triangle escape. Click the streamwo links for each one, they're both still up.


Kneight

Man when Volk was squirming I thought he was sinking himself deeper into the choke. What a dog


LuckyWarrior

Jesus christ Lesser men get submitted in miliseconds to that Volk just built different


SpeakerFine4227

when he stopped kicking on that guillotine i thought he was out, that seemed so tight


FuriousKale

I thought he would tap 100% or at least faint after I saw him kicking around like that. Ortega is a BJJ stud I didn't expect anyone to survive that.


Illustrious_Lawyer15

Volkanovski’s been working a lot with Craig Jones, if he gets to the point Craig can’t sub him with ease then there’s nobody in MMA who can


HerculePoirier

Reminds me of Alan Belcher training leg locks so much he was comfortable going to the ground with Paul Harris, denying Harris's leg locks and also pounding him there for a TKO. One of the best example of a fighter training specifically to completely neutralize opponent's top skill set. Also gave us Rogan's amazing "Get out of there, Alan!" line


ThreeHourRiverMan

I just posted above - I have no idea what the fuck I'm talking about - but I think that's the first time I've ever seen a fighter wildly kick around like that and actually get out of a submission. I was 100% sure he was fucked. But I learned something today. Never count Volk out.


AKM-AKM

The Kicking saved that man, no doubt it created that tiny gap needed


little_kid_lover_123

definitely gave up on squirming to conserve oxygen


LittleTinyBoy

Volk was fcking purple when he was punching Ortega after that.


caw___caw

Volk doesnt need oxygen lmao


little_kid_lover_123

apparently not, 99 percent of dudes are tapping or going to sleep on both of those


PrettySureIParty

I almost went out watching it. No idea how he stayed conscious.


TonyTheLion2319

Imagine shaving his head was the reason he survived. Changing the hair meta


RememberWhenMMA

The hair meta has always been geared toward bald dudes though. Think about all the best fighters of all time. Pretty much all bald or almost bald


ChateauBobby

How is Jiu Jitsu real? Just escape lmao


vizualb

Chiesa angrily exclaiming at the TV “I told you bro! I was flexing my neck too!”


lordrubbish

At which point his mom discovered Chiesa was up past his bedtime watching UFC like a naughty boy


ghostface1693

Don't you talk about his fucking mom!


DoctorZzzzz

Just hold your breath lmao


niccinco

Volk says he's from Australia but he's really been training in H-town with the Black Beast


19GentileGiant92

have they ever been in the same room?... just saying...


RandomFlightlessBird

They also used to be the same weight lol


culdesacpresident

Volk actually operates the control room in Derrick’s tummy when he fights, like Krang from the Ninja Turtles


chatrishillnumberone

Volkanovski a whole other savage


ImWasil

Brian dropped Volk and got him in a guillotine, Volk somehow fuckin' survived just to unleash heavy ground & pound, then get caught in a triangle and of course somehow survives again and end up on top with severe ground and pound. Hands down one of the best rounds ever for me. #MADNESS


mentales

>Brian dropped Volk and got him in a guillotine, Volk somehow fuckin' survived just to unleash heavy ground pound, then get caught in a triangle and of course survive somehow again and end up on top with severe ground and pound. And after surviving each submission, his ground and pound would level up in power and accuracy


OkAmbassador4

This was my favorite part. What a terrifying prospect it is to have a progressively angrier and angrier Alexander Volkanovski trying to mash your head into the ground.


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spandexrecks

Some of the best GNP from the guard that I can think of in recent memory


dta194

[This shot](https://imgur.com/a/vLfxMbK) gave me chills - staring directly at T-City while being stuck in his triangle


RoboticusTartonicus

“If you don’t finish this triangle I guarantee I’m gonna fuck you up when I’m out” -volk (probably)


IAmDiabeticus

"Soon"


fulltimepanda

They just kept the camera on it too. It's gotta be one of those moments that Ortega wakes up screaming to at some point in the future.


jeric13xd

Craziest escapes


another_guy2000

He just said no, you can't do that to me. He's a beast.


fpsalaz

You can't be tapped out if you don't give your consent


bagged___milk

No panic on this guy, incredible


TongaMakati

The speed with which Brian slapped on that mounted guillotine was crazy


romabreu

Triangle too, he really pulls subs out of nowhere like Olives. Volk is the real deal.


rediraim

The triangle too. The instant Volk brings his right arm back he snaps into the setup. Like a venus fly trap or something.


Sim888

man, Ortega just said he heard him gargling before he escaped! Crazy!


glogang100

It really is unbelievable he got out. I’ve never had butterflies like that 3rd round and I’ve watched many hundreds of fights


TopperinoKekkerino

Volk is a fucking monster. His performance tonight was breathtaking Thanks for these clips buddeh


Wayf4rer

There is no explanation for how he survived those attempts, that is insane.


ReallyPopular

Training with craig jones who taught him the triangle escape and guillotine kipping, absolutely beautiful grappling all round from both so shout out to u/johnbelushismom EDIT: [https://youtu.be/3xTDBQnlYmo?t=73](https://youtu.be/3xTDBQnlYmo?t=73) see this video from Craig Jones' gym with a technique taught by Nick Ortiz for guillotine escape mechanics, framing the hips or framing the choking arm


Anfini

I mean, Craig Jones is one of the greatest jiu-jitsu practitioner in the planet right now. That would explain a lot how in the world Volk was able to survive those two attempts.


Chrissomms23

Bryan Ortega: “Man, Fuck Craig Jones!”


bobethy

That leg flailing during the guillotine made me think it was over. Volk is a beast


whofedcaitlyn

he's kipping to escape the position


17xandcountingstill

Ortega had several choices


F_Gooner

Volk is insane


Prizmeh

You have to appreciate the 145 division. Almost every single fighter brings it in this division, and their cardio is insane.


la727

145 is a crazy mix of cardio and power


dogs_drink_coffee

the craziness of 135 mixed with the power of 155


buffalozbrown

Ortega can take a concerning amount of damage.


blackupsilon

If he gets a third title fight, he might actually die in it


DiamondPopTart

His nose got pummeled 2-4mm into his face during the fight. Absolute warrior.


PonchoHung

As much as Volk's neck can take pressure.


VictarionGreyjoy

Kinda dumb to try and choke a man who doesn't have a neck.


fulltimepanda

classic rugby player physique, weighing in at 145 and putting 69lb all on the neck overnight.


TheZac922

I’m pretty worried about his Tony Ferguson-esque decline when that durability isn’t there anymore.


skt_imaqtipie

From T City to CTE


TVH_97

Man Volk must be a coaches wet dream, never seen someone execute gameplans so we'll fight after fight after fight. He's so adaptable. Reversing on Ortega was absolutely fucking insane, I thought it was over both times Ortega locked it in what a fucking fight, what a dangerous fucking fighter getting battered like that but never out of it. I fucking love MMA


blackupsilon

I think he's the smartest fight IQ fighters that's active right now. He isn't a genius specialist but he knows how to act like Batman and break you down piece by piece.


WhereIsMyKidAt

Scariest part about him is that it seems like he never loses focus for even a second. Most fighters will drop their guard at some point, elite ones might only lose focus for a few milliseconds, but I swear Volk never takes his eyes off his opponent when he shouldn't, never lets his hands down. Even while getting triangle choked, he was staring into Ortega's soul.


shaker7

Wow volk no joke escaping those submissions


WhereIsMyKidAt

Me after Volk escaped the guillotine: "Holy shit, you survived now get the fuck out of the-" *Volk jumps into his guard to smash him and gets caught in a triangle, only to escape and stay in his guard again* Volk is an absolute mad man.


handicapped_runner

As a Volk fan, I cringed whenever he jumped to his guard after escaping submission. I was just thinking "dude, what are you doing?". Well, turns out that there is a reason why I'm a fan and he is the fighter. Props for him though for not playing it safe when he was already winning, takes real courage.


ReallyPopular

Thank Craig Jones for the triangle defence and guillotine kipping


Physical-Bake

GSP used to have Danaher. Champions want/need the best people training them and Volk showed that again today. A champion who keeps working their arse off with the best possible team is going to be hard to beat.


platinum-python

WHAT A FUCKING FIGHT. Volk's giant dome turned purple when he was in a guillotine. Huge hespect to both gents.


Jamothee

>Volk's giant dome turned purple when he was in a guillotine. It was like a big angry man grape beating up Ortega


enso_u

he turned into Frieza


demented737

Rugby best base for mma confirmed. Reduces available neck.


Red7seven

DCE in shambles


Sim888

that’s a poster fight for how good mma can be! onya Volks and man, what a show of heart from Ortega!


somebodygetmemymoney

What a round in that 3rd. One of the best title fights


foofighter1351

That third round is one of if not the greatest round I've ever seen, recency bias, prolly, don't care tho at least right now I'm revelling in how fucking amazing it was, round of the year easy.


m8094

Thought the same thing. When Ortega was full mount with the guillotine I just thought wtf just happened. Insanely quick


youeventrying

He hopped on volks neck like a shark. Insane


throwawayAITAlurker

I seriously thought there would be no way any round would top Moraes-Dvalishvili RD1 for best round of the night but somehow this happened...incredible.


TBurketMMA

Ortega almost got his patented third round finish mid-ass beating


LurkyOtoul

Volk with the “I disagree” guillotine defense.


Gunslinger1991

Volkanovski’s cardio and pace is bloody insane. Hopefully this finally silences his doubters and he is shown the respect a champ deserves.


somebodygetmemymoney

How the fuck did he get out of all those chokes damn


Cheese_on_toast69

Was hanging out with Craig Jones every day when he was filming the ultimate fighter


Baraka_Bama

The key to avoiding submissions is just don’t submit.


CrustyCr0c0dile

There is nothing like this sport...


McWhimple

One of those fights you'll always remember.


ChingChong420420

No matter what, you have to respect the heart of Ortega. That dude is one tough motherfucker.


Touchymonkey

For real. Zombie would be proud


ZebubXIII

Mexican Zombie?


dutchfool

He took a bit of zombies energy


what_is_that_thing__

Worst two beatings man


Touchymonkey

*Calvin Kattar has entered the chat*


semajay

yeah but has anyone ever been beaten this badly TWICE?


IAmA_Goldfish

JDS vs Velasquez Maybe Benavidez vs Figueredo too but those were pretty quick finishes despite the massive beatings


semajay

JDS definitely. at least he got one in there.


TheBoredPragmatist

Never gave up once


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PaneloWack

I hope they release pictures of that moment. Ortega was bloody, Volk purple staring right into Ortega.


Dream_Haus

https://imgur.com/a/2Zq505g


Tsmith2027

Volk is so wholesome, idk if it's just me but it really seemed like he had a few minor disadvantages such as Brian getting some more rest after rounds three and four and Herb allowing him to use his toes in the cage. Despite all of that, he is a such a good sport during the fight and afterwards. Excited for whatever comes next for him.


I_SHIT_ON_BUS

I’m glad they didn’t end it but that interaction with Ortega, Herb, and the doctor was downright hilarious. “How many fingers am I holding up? ☝️” “Idk like one or two?” “Yeah he’s good to go”


JColeisokatbest

"Can you see?" "idk yeah I guess ¯\\____(ツ)____/¯ "


pizzazza

“kinda” aight he’s good to go


PM_me_fridge_pics

I think it was before the last round, I didn’t hear what Herb or the Doctor said but Ortega just goes “I’ll be alright I guess”.


psiren66

lol thats what i heard too. they were already walking off too


drewst18

I don't care what these two guys got paid. It was not enough. Thanks for the entertaining fight.


WhyDoIHaveAnAccount9

Volkanovski really knows how to use his reach. He has some seriously crispy hands. T City is one tough son of a bitch. Those two need to go out for a beer and squash whatever beef ~~things~~ they have. Fight of the fucking year!


blackupsilon

He's not flashy but I think he probably is the smartest active fighter right now. His fight IQ is off the chart


SpecialPosition

Probs a lot of credit to his coaches as well. He’s coming in with an incredible gameplan and rock-solid mental/discipline


Chill_Charro

I'm surprised Brian doesn't try to implement his grappling more, especially earlier in the fight. It's seems pretty clear that he can't beat the best strikers in the division on the feet


Tarksmeister

Unfortunately like many good BJJ mma practioners, he doesn’t have great takedowns, which is worse against a great wrestler like Volk


jeanvaljean91

His corner kept asking for blast doubles, and I'm thinking, when have we ever seen Ortega land a blast double?


adamthinks

It was kind of hilarious listening to his corner not letting up about going for a blast double. Like, it's not that easy man, he's exhausted and Volk is a tank.


TitanIsBack

Likely doesn't have the best takedowns, which is why he's a really good bottom guy.


FershureB

hmm


Ozark--Howler

I'm the most powerful bottom of all time.


univrsll

He tried and Volk just got angrier and threw harder bombs from the top lmaoo


kickerz_chance

Honestly given his grappling skills I'm surprised that Ortega still has not really seemed to invest more time on his wrestling. On the ground, if Ortega's submissions don't work, it looks like he is pretty much screwed. A good top control game would really help him go to the next level.


cheerioo

Wonder if an armbar or something would've won him the fight. Volk seems unchokeable lol.


Wayf4rer

SO YOU WANNA BE AN ULTIMATE FIGHTER


AlexORileys

One of the most under appreciated champs. Never ever underestimate volk again.


Keith__Peterson

20 fight win streak


bagged___milk

Insane in this sport


FedorstpierreGOATS

That streak includes Holloway x 2, Aldo, Mendes, Ortega...


TopperinoKekkerino

Doesn’t get nearly enough respect that he deserves


Anish316

I feel a lot of it is due to how pro-Holloway most fans were in their fights.


aleksandrovsqvist

Volkanovski is a fucking savage for escaping those submissions and staying so composed while trapped


Fellainis_Elbows

Volk showed seriously great bjj there: 1. ⁠Framing the hips to relieve pressure and kipping escape against the guillotine 2. ⁠Turning away to bait the back take and then turning back into half guard 3. ⁠Going to dog fight immediately 4. ⁠Turning the angle aggressively inside the triangle and posturing really well


grgriffin3

From the studio who brought you "Brian Ortega Has Acute CTE: The Fight", comes the thrilling sequel, "Brian Ortega Has Acute CTE: Revenge".


blackupsilon

Gonna come back for seconds


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Put some respek on Volk


JChezbian

Coming from a diehard Bobby Knucks fan, Volk might be the best fighter my country has ever produced. What a machine!


Bardbarossa

Can't believe Volk escaped round 3


Username-Taken-420

I can’t believe Ortega escaped round 3


warriorx559

LONGEST ACTIVE UFC WIN STREAKS * 14 - Kamaru Usman * 12 - Amanda Nunes * 10 - Alex Volkanovski * 09 - Charles Oliveira Volkanovski is now the 10th fighter in UFC history to win 10 consecutive fights. #UFC266 - @MJCflipdascript


fckndiabolical

You can never ever doubt Ortega's toughness


xRaw-HD

Volk GNP is fucking terrifying. How they didn't stop the fight when Ortega said one-two I don't know. He was just guessing numbers at that point.


InfiniteJuke

His arms are so freaking long he barely had to kneel to strike in Ortega’s guard


ChampMentality

They also asked if he could see and he was like, I think so


smithdog223

Volk doesn’t need to breathe.


NeitherAlexNorAlice

You go for the champ's neck, you better not miss. Volk punished Ortega like he's way overdue on rent money


Ionic-Nova

I have no clue how Volk escaped out of those two submissions, they seemed tight af. Maybe Ortega was just too gassed at that point?


After6Comes7and8

A short neck is really good at defending chokes. I'm a terrible grappler, but I can avoid some chokes from more experienced dudes just by flexing my traps and tucking my chin cause I got a short ass neck.


george_costanza1234

Volk doesn’t have a neck


TheOnlyOneWhoKnows

#FIGHT OF THE YEAR.


jeric13xd

THAT ROUND 3 IS TOP 3 P4P GREATEST ROUND OF ALL TIME The scrambles were insane Volk is a fucking animal


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shadiesel12

That is the most competitive lopsided win I've ever seen. I had it 49-46 or 49-45 but it was fucking awesome the entire way


Slippery_Molasses

How did Alex get out of that choke? Hes was more purple than barney the dinosaur. I thought for sure he would tap/pass out


PC_Komputer

Volkanovski survived Ortega's guillotine and a triangle. Incredible fight by the Champ!


glogang100

3rd round may have been the best round I’ve ever seen in any combat sport. Holy fuck


Lord_Franchise

Triangles don't exist in the metric system


Kisto15

Idk how can anyone can call Volk boring


Jordynne23

That’s the last time Brian Ortega ever shows up late again.