French phenom Axel Sola shined bright like a diamond in his professional debut, finishing off Croatia’s Kuitty Begaj with grappling expertise at BRAVE CF 49: SUPER FIGHTS on Thursday, March 25.
Sola demonstrated his brilliance from the get-go amid a cathedral-like silence inside Bahrain’s iconic Arad Fort left completely empty because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a subdued atmosphere more worthy of a library study area than a sports arena, Sola scored a double-leg takedown and then pacified Mirko Cro Cop’s protege with a suffocating top control.
After opening a gruesome gash over the right eye of Begaj, Sola moved into a more dominant position to latch on a tight arm-triangle choke and force the tap with one second remaining on the clock.
Sola earned his first win as a pro with the impressive performance against Begaj, who fell to a 1-1 standing.
VIDEO – Watch Axel Sola’s finish in the end of the first round:
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