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MMA fighter pulls off incredible pro-wrestling style Boston Crab submission

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What’s next, the Sharpshooter?

An MMA fighter pulled off a ridiculous, pro-wrestling style submission Saturday in a fight at Full Contact Contender 19 in Bolton, England. Jonno Mears finished Aaron Jones with what looked exactly like a Boston Crab ripped right from the world of WWE.

With Jones laying on his stomach, Mears grabbed both of Jones’ legs and bent them backward until Mears was in a sitting position. Jones was forced to tap out — either to the pressure on his back or what could have also been a foot lock variation.

Either way, it was a unique and spectacular way to end a fight. It was reminiscent of the finishing move used by WWE’s Chris Jericho, which he has dubbed The Walls of Jericho.

Mears (2-0), who hails from Rochdale, England, is a welterweight fighter. He made his debut back in June with a 23-second knockout finish of Will Cairns at UK Fighting Championships 4.


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