BOSTON – Ramsey Nijem came in looking for the takedown, while James Vick showed up in search of the choke.

It was Vick’s that proved to be the winning strategy, as he locked up a guillotine choke submission at the 0:58 mark of the first round.

The lightweight bout opened up today’s UFC Fight Night 26 at Boston’s TD Garden. It streamed on Facebook ahead of additional prelims and a main card on FOX Sports 1.

After the bout, Vick said he’d drilled the choke “literally (2,000) or 3,000 times” in the lead-up to the bout, which showed in the way he seized on the opportunity when Nijem left his neck open in search of the takedown.

“I’m so happy because I’ve been working on my submission game very hard for the last year,” Vick said. “It definitely paid off. I was injured for over a year, and this means so much to me. It seemed like an eternity that I was sitting out watching everyone fight on TV at home, and all I wanted was to get back in there. I expected a finish, but not that quickly. It was the greatest experience of my life getting the win tonight. It all went according to plan.”

“It sucks,” Nijem said. “I really wanted to redeem myself after my last fight, and now I’ve put myself in an even deeper hole.”

Vick (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) maintains his undefeated record with a win in his UFC debut. Nijem (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has now lost two in a row in the octagon.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 26 results include:

  • James Vick def. Ramsey Nijem via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:58

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 26, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

John Morgan and Steven Marrocco contributed to this report on-site in Boston.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC 185 results, photos: Kick-happy Beneil Dariush chokes out Daron Cruickshank

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 views

DALLAS – Beneil Dariush convinced Daron Cruickshank to try to grapple with him the old fashioned way – by kicking him in the body until Cruickshank wanted nothing more to do with the standup game. Fi read news >>

UFC 184 media day photos

  • 29 days ago
  • 20 views

Check out Esther Lin's photos from Thursday's UFC 184 media day. read news >>

Video and Photos: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano intense stare down for UFC 184 bout

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC 184 headliners Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano had an intense stare down during media day. read news >>

UFC 184 weigh-in photos

  • 28 days ago
  • 53 views

Check out Esther Lin's photos from Friday's event in Los Angeles, California. read news >>

UFC 184 weigh in photos gallery feat. Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano, and more

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC 184 weigh in photos gallery for Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano, featuring all 24 fighters tipping the scale inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, home for tomorrow night's (Sat., Feb. 28 read news >>

UFC 184 weigh-in photos: An MMAjunkie image gallery

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

LOS ANGELES – MMAjunkie was on scene for today’s UFC 184 fighter weigh-ins. Check out our photo gallery of the festivities.Filed under: Featured, News, Photo Gallery, UFC read news >>

'Welcome To The Show' Photos

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

MMA Fighting's Esther Lin was on the scene at the UFC's 'Welcome to the Show' event Saturday afternoon. read news >>

UFC 184 results, photos: Masio Fullen tops Alexander Torres with split decision in slugfest

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

LOS ANGELES – It was clear from the outset that Alexander Torres was interested in putting Masio Fullen in trouble. But that strategy wound up working better for Fullen.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 184 results, photos: Valmir Lazaro outworks James Krause for hard-fought split

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

LOS ANGELES – Valmir Lazaro was able to outwork James Krause over three rounds of their UFC 184 prelim bout, earning a split decision.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>