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Video: Toby Imada’s Epic Submission of Jorge Masvidal

(Props: Fightlinker)

As promised, here’s the video of what some are calling the "submission of the decade" — Toby Imada‘s come-from-behind upset victory over Jorge Masvidal at Friday’s Bellator event via inverted mid-air triangle-choke. Enjoy it, because you may not see something like this ever again.

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Fedor vs Bas- May 4, 2009 at 11:37 am
WOW thanks for reposting it guys. That was a must see. WOW!

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k- May 4, 2009 at 8:28 am
Evernette has it right.

If you don't recognize a choke, you can go unconscious before you realize you're in danger. Think about if you didn't know that a rear naked choke was dangerous until you actually began to feel the blood being cut off. By the time you could react, you'd be out.

You see this more often in gi grappling because there are all sorts of funky chokes where if you happen to turn the wrong way you'll end up choking yourself out and fun stuff like that.

Minus the standing-up part, I've been in this position a couple times grappling. Never been able to finish it though...
fedor a million ankles- May 4, 2009 at 8:20 am
Imada Triangle is good, but what about the Imadaplata?

Dude definitly gets to name the submission. I think if you're the first person to pull off a certain submission you get to name it.
Deadpanda- May 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm
I saw it here

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Smeewa- May 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm
holy fuck that was brilliant!

how banged up was Toby Imada's face!!
must be stoked to have pulled of a sub like that after getting belted up.
sol- May 3, 2009 at 6:02 pm
h ttp://w

take the space out of the w's at the beginning and the h and the t, don't know when the Ben's will see this
tardface- May 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm
re-up the video please!
god- May 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm
youtube vid taken down, post it up again
Anonymous- May 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm
I did...

got flagged as spam...

Seriously nasty sub..
Mikey- May 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Re-up the video you fuck tards
gesus- May 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm
@ Evernette:

yea, i think you pretty much got it. He probably didn't think he was gonna attempt a choke like that so he didn't feel he was in enough danger to try something like piledriving the guy.

I think this guy deserves to have this called the Imada Triangle Choke
Anonymous- May 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm
REMOVED. Anyone else have another link?
Anonymous- May 3, 2009 at 1:32 pm
there was hardly any blood in his head ... his head was so blue...AWESOME sub though...wish you could do shit like that on undisputed
Clyde- May 3, 2009 at 11:45 am
How can something so sick be so sweet?

I'd have gone for the Urijah faber patented atomic butt drop. Maybe you get DQ'd if those are the rules, maybe you just get points off. Still, I don't think it's topped Rumina Sato's flying armbar, but it's pretty close.
Dana White- May 3, 2009 at 11:31 am
got him with the AKA Imada's triangle.
SCM- May 3, 2009 at 11:15 am
Epic. Nicely done
Criminally Negligent- May 3, 2009 at 11:11 am
Wow. Well Played sir.
Ninjay- May 3, 2009 at 10:28 am
Just wow. I saw the description but couldn't really imagine it. That was just amazing and it shows you how fast MMa is evolving. I wonder what fights are going to look like 10 years from now.
Evernette- May 3, 2009 at 10:16 am
You can tighten a triangle and choke someone out in about 3 seconds if your using your "strength meter" at 10, but if you go at like a 5, it'll take about 10 seconds to sink in. So it creeps up on you, that dude probably thought "what the hell is he doing, is this even a choke? naa it cou.. zzzzzzz" Thats probably why he didn't sit on his butt and piledrive him. He didn't think it was necessary.
MetaHuman- May 3, 2009 at 10:04 am
Almost as good as a flying gogo would've been...
Polish- May 3, 2009 at 9:57 am
That was fucking siqqqqqqqqqqqqq.
Darwin- May 3, 2009 at 9:43 am
obviously a bunch of skill too, and bodily awareness, but cmon now,
Darwin- May 3, 2009 at 9:41 am
< loves him some grapple. Though that was pretty "lucky" as far as lucky submissions go.
Uncle Sams Misguided Child (USMC)- May 3, 2009 at 9:19 am
Wow that was amazing @ Craig O your right on target man that is what makes this sport that much more intriguing. Boxing has its foot in the grave!!!
CWR- May 3, 2009 at 9:16 am
Holy shit! I feel honored to have even watched that submission.