UFC 258 video: Anthony Hernandez flips script, incredibly submits BJJ champ Rodolfo Vieira

Nolan King
·2 min read

Anthony Hernandez flipped the script Saturday at UFC 258.

Hernandez (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) proved the oddsmakers wrong when he submitted Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Rodolfo Vieira with a guillotine choke at 1:53 of Round 2.

The fight served as the UFC 258 featured prelim, the final bout on ESPN/ESPN+ before the pay-per-view main card.

Check out Hernandez’s submission below:

Despite the win, it wasn’t totally smooth sailing for Hernandez. Early in Round 1, things looked grim when he was swiftly taken down and mounted by Vieira (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC). With both men not yet slippery from sweat, Vieira worked for submission after submission.

For minutes, Hernandez avoided the BJJ blackbelt’s efforts and eventually rose back up to his feet. Once there, Vieira was gassed. His punches were few and far between. When he threw, he was labored. Hernandez capitalized on the opportunity and devastated Vieira on the feet.

Vieira survived to see Round 2, but he didn’t last long. Following an onslaught of more significant strikes on the feet, the fight hit the canvas. Hernandez worked for an anaconda choke but flipped it to an arm-in guillotine. Bloody and suffocated, Vieira tapped.

Hernandez by submission was a +2200 underdog bet across major online sportsbooks, according to BestFightOdds. Simply to win, Hernandez was a +373 underdog.

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