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Video: Brian Ortega’s persistent guillotine at UFC Fresno

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Ortega catches Swanson in the main event. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

After 12 bouts had been fought at UFC Fresno, held Saturday night, we got to see a great featherweight duel for the main event. Brian Ortega, undefeated in 13 fights, faced his biggest challenge yet — Cub Swanson, whose 32-fight record included 25 wins, some of which against big names of the sport. The fight, which could have gone for a maximum of five rounds, lasted only two. After a first round which saw strong blows landed by Swanson and a near-finish by Ortega via hand triangle, round 2 served as a showcase of Ortega’s jiu-jitsu skills. Next to the mesh, he threw a knee strike and jumped on the guillotine. Swanson defended competently, but Ortega let the grip go, only to soon go back and persist in his specialty. His confidence in the technique and his adjustment forced Swanson to surrender.  Watch the move here:

 

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