SHAWNEE, OK — Dodge Sports client Hunter Colvin (3-0) kept his undefeated record intact with a first-round submission of the talented Obinwa Ikebunna (2-1) in what proved to be a dominant display of grappling prowess at LFA 101: The Undefeated on UFC Fight Pass.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s own Colvin, 26, needed just under three minutes to submit the powerful Ikebunna, finally sinking in a rear-naked choke after threatening with a heel hook, a kimura, and a scissor choke attempt, prompting UFC welterweight and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) commentator Alan Jouban to exclaim, “There’s so many things happening right now.”
Speaking to Jouban after the fight, Colvin declared, “I think I have some of the best jiu jitsu in MMA right now, and I’m looking to prove it. I think I threw three punches that whole fight; my grappling’s just on another level from these guys.”
With the win, Colvin moves to 3-0 as a professional mixed martial artist and maintains his 100% finishing rate. However, fans will likely see Colvin at welterweight for his next fight.
“I’ve just got to be honest: I think middleweight is a little too heavy for me. You’ll probably see me at welterweight from now on,” Colvin told Jouban.
The fight was the first on a multi-fight deal for Colvin, who will look to fight several more times in the LFA cage during 2021, a year in which he also hopes to qualify for the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) tournament in competitive grappling among plans to participate in other jiu jitsu competitions.
Dodge Sports CEO Matt Dodge said, “Hunter is a special talent; we’ve known it for years. Now that his training is more MMA-focused, we’ll continue to see his game develop even more within a great organization like the LFA.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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