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):
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“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.”
Up-to-date UFC on ESPN 31 results include:
Claudio Puelles def. Chris Gruetzemacher via submission (kneebar) – Round 3, 3:25