Ivan Menjivar at UFC 129

Ivan Menjivar at UFC 129

Bantamweights Ivan Menjivar and John Albert kicked off the UFC on Fuel 1: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger television broadcast with an exciting, back-and-forth four minutes of action.

Menjivar, a veteran who has nearly four-times the amount of experience as Albert, prevailed with a submission at the 3:45 mark of the first round.

The two wasted little time exchanging strikes at the sound of the opening bell. Menjivar secured a takedown. Albert worked for a submission attempt and Menjivar made him pay with hammer fists. Albert worked his way to his feet and punished Menjivar with punches and knees.

Albert went for a guillotine choke and pulled guard. Menjivar escaped, took Albert’s back and sunk in a rear naked choke forcing Albert to tap out.
While taking knees to the head against the cage, Menjivar thought about what mixed martial arts legend Kazushi Sakuraba would do faced with the same adversity to get him through the barrage.

“He’s strong. He’s in the UFC and he’s dangerous,” said Menjivar about his opponent following the fight.

With the win, Menjivar improved his record to 24-8 and extended his winning streak to three in a row.

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