Opening up the main card tonight (Sat. January 26, 2019) for Bellator 214 from Inglewood, California was a featherweight bout. Adel Altamimi pulled off a spectacular first-round submission win in his Bellator debut. Altamimi got into a grappling exchange with McMahon before sneaking in an armbar. The submission was deep, forcing McMahon no other option but to tap.
Check out the finish here:
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With the victory, Altamimi promotes his record to 8-5. He recently had a five-fight win streak snapped in September of 2017. In his first fight in over a year, Altamimi got to make his Bellator debut on the main card of one of the biggest Bellator events of the year. He certainly seized the moment with his finish.