De Lima (20-8-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) needed less than two minutes to submit Arlovski (34-21 MMA, 23-15 UFC) at the 1:50 mark of their heavyweight bout at the UFC Apex. The Brazilian dropped Arlovski with a left hook and sliced through him on the ground by transitioning to a rear-naked choke.
Check out the replay of his finish below (via Twitter):
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De Lima has found his groove at heavyweight. The 37-year-old Brazilian has won three of his past four and said he is looking for a quick turnaround at UFC 283 on Jan. 21 in Rio.
Up-to-the-minute results of UFC Fight Night 213 include:
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Andrei Arlovski via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:50
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