More than half of Kaynan Kruschewsky’s wins have come by submission, and he added another to his record on the biggest stage of his career thus far.
Kruschewsky (15-1) only needed half a round to get the job done at Dana White’s Contender Series 63 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The Brazilian lightweight gave Dylan Mantello a nap from a rear-naked choke at 2:52 of the first round.
Once Kruschewsky found his way onto Mantello’s back, it was a wrap – literally and figuratively. Kruschewsky latched on to Mantello and sunk in a deep rear naked choke close to the fence. The referee closely monitored the situation, and discovered Mantello went out after shaking his arm for a response.
Check out video of the finish below (via X):
Put him to SLEEP
— UFC (@ufc) September 20, 2023
The win extended Kruschewsky’s current winning streak to six, which includes five stoppage victories. After exiting the cage, he made sure to stop for a selfie with UFC CEO Dana White who appeared very pleased with the performance.
Up-to-the-minute results of DWCS 63 include:
Kaynan Kruschewsky def. Dylan Mantello via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:52
Igor da Silva def. Jhonata Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:37
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