Maurice Greene made quick work of 2008 Cuban Olympian Michel Batista when they locked horns. Batista, as expected, scored a rather easy takedown, but the much larger Greene remained calm off his back.
With Batista trying to make something happen in The Pirate’s guard, Greene slowly locked up a triangle choke. Batista (4-2) tried to power his way out of it, but there was nowhere to go. Greene (6-3) squeezed his knees together to tighten the choke and eventually forced the tap. The end officially came at 2:14 of the opening stanza.
Former GLORY kickboxer Maurice Greene (6-2) takes his UFC debut, snaring Olympic wrestler Michel Batista in a fight-ending triangle! The "Crochet Boss" has finished five of six wins in the first round, a surprising four by submission. #TUFFinale pic.twitter.com/eqizRrzBnu— Tanuki Usman (@Hamderlei) December 1, 2018