Shayna Baszler just lately identified the usage of her ending transfer, the Kirifuda Clutch, in a UFC battle.
On the September 17 UFC occasion in Las Vegas, NV, titled Sandhagen Vs. Music, Gillian Robertson took on Mariya Agapova in a ladies’s flyweight bout. The battle ended halfway by way of spherical two when Robertson used the aforementioned submission maintain to choke out her opponent.
Kirifuda is one in all a number of rear-naked chokes utilized in skilled wrestling at this time. An identical transfer is utilized by AEW’s Samoa Joa, who calls it the Coquina Clutch. A variation of the transfer can also be utilized by Karrion Kross, who calls it the Kross Jacket.
The transfer differs from a daily sleeper maintain as a rear-naked choke sees each the aggressor and the sufferer mendacity down, in comparison with the upright place of sleepers utilized by the likes of Dolph Ziggler and Roddy Piper.
The Queen of Spades, who has an MMA pedigree of her personal, replied to a video of the UFC bout by naming her finisher.
Shayna Baszler most just lately challenged Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Girls’s Championship at Conflict on the Fort. Regardless of injuring the champ’s arm weeks earlier than the bout, Shayna was decisively defeated in Cardiff.
A quick historical past of Shayna Baszler’s MMA profession
Shayna Baszler had an almost decade-long profession in Blended Martial Arts. She made her debut for the short-lived promotion Elite XC in 2006. She would quickly transfer to a extra outstanding firm in Strikeforce.
After hopping promotions and successful championships for years, Baszler’s subsequent large break got here on UFC’s actuality present “The Final Fighter” in 2013, the place she was picked by Ronda Rousey for her crew. After the present, the 2 joined up with Marina Shafir (now in AEW) and Jessamyn Duke to kind an MMA faction known as The 4 Horsewoman.
Regardless of her UFC profession ending with a disappointing 0-2 file, Shayna’s profession file is a much more spectacular 15-11, with 13 submission victories.
Shayna Baszler transitioned to skilled wrestling in 2015, working for promotions like Stardom and DDT-Professional earlier than signing with WWE in 2017. Her subsequent few years on NXT have been pure domination, being the model’s longest-reigning ladies’s champion ever.
Ronda Rousey adopted Shayna by signing with WWE in 2018. The 2 are mates to this present day.
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