Damon Jackson has added another submission after taking Kamuela Kirk off the UFC Vegas 50. prelims.
The veteran wrestler had a lot success with the feet, before finally putting Kirk on his back. Jackson was still suffocating under the top pressure. “The Leech” eventually saw the opening he needed, latching onto an arm-triangle choke that forced Kirk to tap out at the 4:42 mark in the second round.
“He’s a solid dude,” Jackson said of Kirk. He’s still young and has a lot of potential. He had an extensive jiu jitsu history, which I was aware of.
” I want to be in the best 15 [next]. I want someone top 15. I would like to challenge .”
While his ground acumen is largely recognized as his best weapon, Jackson showed no fear throwing hands in the opening round as he tagged Kirk with hard shots, which in turn set up the takedown.
From there, Jackson simply overwhelmed Kirk, who struggled to escape from the position aside from one brief armbar attempt that still didn’t allow him to get back to the feet.
The second round was a fast one. Jackson put Kirk back on the floor, and he tried to get past his guard in order to use his submission weapon. Jackson nearly grabbed the arm-triangle choke out of full guard but he managed to secure the position after he moved into half guard. Kirk was visibly grimaced.
A second time later Kirk had to tap. Jackson won his second submission victory since returning to UFC in 2020..
Now 3-1 in his past four fights, Jackson is looking for a step up in competition after dispatching another talented up-and-comer like Kirk.