Jake Shields Vs. Ben Henderson Headlines Chael Sonnen’s ‘Submission Underground’ Card On July 17
It appears Chael Sonnen is going to throw his hat into the fight promotion business by hosting ‘Submission Underground’ on July 17, 2016. I don’t fault the guy for trying to make money in the sport he dedicated a lot of his life to. I hope the event is a success because as a fan of martial arts I love having more ways to consume the product. The card looks like it has some great competitors on it. I think a Jake Shields vs. Ben Henderson main event is intriguing and a lot of people are going to tune in to see these two guys grapple a little bit. If you want to know the rules FloCombat has detailed them below.
FloCombat explains the modified Eddie Bravo Invitational Rules:
For eight minutes, a competitor can win only by scoring a submission. If there are no submissions, the match moves to an overtime period. The winner of a coin flip can elect to start the overtime period attacking from the back or from the “spiderweb” (arm bar) position. If one competitor scores a submission and his opponent does not, he is declared the winner. But if both competitors escape from submission attempts, the match moves to the next overtime round. After three overtime rounds, the competitor who escaped the quickest is declared the winner.
Below you can see the main card that airs on flocombat.com July 17, 2016:
Jake Shields vs. Benson Henderson
King Mo Lawal vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Kenny Florian vs. Filipe Braga
Costa Ricco Rodriguez vs. Fabiano Scherner
Jens Pulver vs. Nathan Orchard