Congrats Shamy!

Congratulations to Coach Shamy on his first round submission victory over Ryan King at Ring of Combat 49.

Shamy caught an early right hand that broke his nose but after defending a flurry, Shamy quickly shot for a double leg takedown and wrestled King to the ground. Bleeding profusely from the nose, Shamy commenced a ground-and-pound that forced King to give up his back. Shamy paused and then executed a textbook belly-down jujigatame (armbar), flipping his opponent to his back, and finishing in the traditional style.

Professor Madama commented, "It's just the way we drilled it in class."

Shamy said, "At first, I wasn't sure if I should go for it. Things were slippery with my blood all over both of us, and it doesn't always work in class but ... what-the-hell?"

The crowd erupted when King tapped. Shamy has now won his last two fights, both by first round submission and improves his profession record to 2-1.

 
UFC Champ and all-around nice guy, Matt Serra, administers first aid to Mike Elshamy's broken nose after his first round victory at ROC 49.

UFC Champ and all-around nice guy, Matt Serra, administers first aid to Mike Elshamy's broken nose after his first round victory at ROC 49.