VIDEO: Conor McGregor’s Only Submission Win Unearthed Amidst Submission Artist Charles Oliveira’s Call-Out at UFC 274

Published 05/08/2022, 11:15 AM EDT

UFC 274 lived up to its hype as it witnessed back-to-back action-packed fights. The main event met the fans’ expectations, as Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira defeated Justin Gaethje via rear-naked choke in round 1. Oliveira wasn’t given the title because of the controversial weight miss the night before. After the fight, he called out superstar Conor McGregor as his next opponent.

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The grappling expert will be looking to take on McGregor, who is known for his supreme boxing skills. Although McGregor has won most of his fights via knockout, let us take a look at the only submission win of his career.

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McGregor faced off against fellow contender Dave Hill for the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship back in 2012. He was the obvious favorite and showed the fans why, as he heavily dominated round 1. McGregor would stand back up every time Hill tried to take him down.

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The unthinkable happened in round 2 as McGregor dropped Hill and then proceeded to grapple with him. This was very unexpected, as McGregor was only known for his exceptional striking skills, and everyone assumed his grappling skills were his only kryptonite. Conor McGregor proved the haters wrong by submitting Hill via rear-naked choke in the same round.

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Although McGregor showed off his grappling skills in that fight, it is no secret that he has struggled with fighting grapplers ever since. Apart from a couple of submission losses early in his career, the most iconic loss was against master grappler and former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Nurmagomedov dominated the Irishman for most of the fight, especially on the ground. He displayed his ground and pound skills on full blow and then submitted McGregor in the fourth round.

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McGregor also suffered a loss against BJJ black belt Nate Diaz back in 2016. McGregor dominated most of the first round as the two traded blow for blow. Diaz won the early exchanges of the second round, which prompted a takedown from McGregor. This didn’t go as planned for the Irishman, as Diaz submitted McGregor via a rear-naked choke.

McGregor has lost three out of his last four and will be eagerly looking for a win in his next bout. Will McGregor face off against Oliveira for the lightweight title? Who do you think wins? Drop your opinions in the comments below.

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Devyanshu Rout

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

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