||02-23-2012 10:02 PM
In a heavyweight headliner, Germany's Andreas Kraniotakes (13-5) reigned supreme and made quick work of Ukrainian competitor Dmitry Poberezhets (10-5-1).
Kraniotakes bloodied his opponent, forced him to the mat, and then tapped him out with a deep first-round rear-naked choke.
The main-event fight was part of Cage Warriors 46, which took place today at Stereo Plaza in Kiev, Ukraine. The night's main card streamed live on MMAjunkie.com following prelims on Facebook.
After landing some knees from the clinch, Kraniotakes forced the fight to the mat and worked from back mount. Poberezhets covered and tried to avoid positional progress, but Kraniotakes peppered him with punches and eventually secured his hooks and worked for a rear-naked choke.
A bleeding Poberezhets got to his knees, and his face quickly showed a look of desperation. After losing his mouthpiece, he was forced to tap out moments later from the deep choke.
The fight (the fifth of six to end via submission on the night's main card) ended at the 3:27 mark of the first round.
"It was bloody, it was a submission, and it ended in the first round," Kraniotakes said. "What more could you ask for?"
It was a rather stress-free performance for Kraniotakes, who's now 4-1 in his past five fights.
"My corner was doing a good job of telling me the time," he said. "I realized I had some time to soften him up and did that."
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