On Sunday, Submission Underground (SUG) returned to action with SUG 23: Mason Fowler vs. Kyle Chambers. In the main event, Mason Fowler submitted Kyle Chambers to retain his SUG absolute championship. Lower on the card, long-time UFC veteran Carlos Condit picked up a quick heel hook submission over fellow UFC veteran Jake Ellenberger, and the SUG tag team title changed hands.
Fowler and Chambers exchanged wrestling techniques a bit on the feet before Fowler eventually secured a double leg slam that landed him in side control. From there, Fowler patiently moved to Chambers’ back, and once on the back, Fowler attacked a rear-naked choke. And even though Fowler couldn’t get his arm cleanly under Chambers’ chin, he squeezed nonetheless to earn the tap with less than a minute remaining in regulation.
“I got into that flow state, and I was being really aggressive,” Fowler said following the match. “I’m tired of people talking crap and saying I play smart and stall.”
With the win, Fowler has now successfully defended his title seven times.
Here are the full results and highlights from SUG 23.
Mason Fowler def. Kyle Chambers via submission (rear-naked choke)
Team Toro def. Team Sac via OT submission (armbar)
Carlos Condit def. Jake Ellenberger via submission (heel hook)
Richie Martinez def. Dan Stoner via submission (Japanese neck-tie)
Andy Varela def. Rafael Domingos via OT submission (rear-naked choke)
Adam Smith def. Benji Silva via OT submission (armbar)
Nicholas Maximov def. Joey Elsmore via submission (kimura)
Charlie Gilpin def. Willie Audifer via OT escape time
Aaron Tiegs def. Matt Cox via submission (armbar)