UFC on ESPN 31 video: Claudio Puelles taps Chris Gruetzemacher with late kneebar

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Claudio Puelles extended his winning streak to four fights Saturday when he finished Chris Gruetzemacher in the third round at UFC on ESPN 31.

Puelles (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) went tooth-and-nail with Gruetzemacher (15-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) late in the third round of the lightweight matchup at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Then he rolled into a kneebar that forced his opponent to tap out at the 3:25 mark of Round 3.

Check out the replay of Puelles’ slick submission below (via Twitter):

“It feels good. It feels great to get a finish,” Puelles said in his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. “I said in multiple interviews this was a very tough guy. But I got the finish late.”

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