Jiu-Jitsu a-plenty and dramatic knockout at Desert Force

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The second installment of Desert Force has just come to a close in Jordan’s capital city of Amman.

With marked technical supremacy from the Jiu-Jitsu stylists in the Middle Eastern tournament, practically all the fights ended by first-round submission.

One of four armbars on the night / Photos: Abed Arslan

The fighters put on brave displays of aggressive combat, to the delight of the crowd in attendance.

The only blemish on the night for Jiu-Jitsu came in the right hook from Russia’s Baga Agaev that put out black belt Francimar “Bodão” Barroso’s lights in the first round.

Francimar "Bodão" starts the action off with kicks.

Agaev, who came into the fight riding a win over Kevin Randelman, was wary of Bodão at the start of the first round after taking two powerful kicks to the leg, but launched an onslaught on the Brazilian the first chance he got, connecting a concussive right hook to Bodão’s chin.

Agaev's joy and Bodão's dejection

Check out the results:

Desert Force 2
Amman, Jordan
May 20, 2011

Elias El Rayess (Lebanon) defeated Mahmoud Saeed (Egypt) via doctor’s intervention between rounds one and two;
Ghaleb Al Harasheh (Jordan) defeated Zakaria Ahmad (Lebanon) via first-round armbar;
Adbullah Nabas (Jordan) defeated Issa Issa (Egypt) via first-round rear-naked choke;
Salem Rassol (Iraq) defeated Ehab Rassol (Iraq) via first-round armbar;
Ammar Tchalabi (Saudi Arabia) defeated Moahamad Al Dawansy (Egypt) via first-round armbar;
Ibrahim el Sawy (Egypt) defeated Ben Hassine Aymen (Tunisia) via second-round desistance;
Mousa Nemat (Jordan) defeated Mohamad El Sayed (Egypt) via referee stoppage;
Tamer Frehat (Jordan) defeated Murtada Star ( Iraq) via first-round armbar;
Vener Galiev (Russia) defeated Ian Jones (United Kingdom) via desistance;
Baga Agaev (Russia) defeated Francimar Barroso (Brasil) via first-round knockout.

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