Southgate, MI- 145 contest was up next for UFC Fight Pass as part of Warrior Wednesday V. Elijah Cavender vs Francisco Muniz.
Cavender with a good jab then Muniz forced a clinch. Cavender reversed the position but then Muniz took it back against the cage. Muniz then got the take down as Cavender worked rubber guard. Muniz tried to pass but Cavender turtled and Muniz went for the back.
Cavender almost got choked out but Cavender hung tough and Muniz opted for side control. An eye poke to Cavender from Muniz stopped the action. Cavender was ok and the ref re-started on them back on the ground. Muniz then got the mount and was working for submissions.
Cavender was hanging tough and staying out of trouble and got back to guard briefly before Muniz got the back again. Cavender rolled and almost had a toe hold but Muniz slipped out. Muniz then jumped on Cavenders’ back and sunk in a rear-naked choke and got the tap!
Officially Francisco Muniz defeats Elijah Cavender by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:10 of Round 1. For the full results from Warrior Wednesday V, click here.