Maurice Greene looked set to be knocked out but somehow turned the tables on Gian Villante

Maurice Greene turned things around in the final minute of his heavyweight clash against Gian Villante at UFC Las Vegas 4.

The 33-year-old was hit hard by his rival in the third and final round. It seemed that the American was going to lose his third fight in a row. However, he performed a miracle by getting his rival to submit, while his back was on the floor.

Maurice Greene got the win over his UFC rival Gian Villante
(L-R) Maurice Greene punches Gian Villante in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The arm-triangle choke was completed from the bottom, and initially, it didn’t seem like Villante was in any trouble.

The commentators were surprised when Villante tapped out and replays suggested that Villante needed to get his right leg out of the way to stay out of damage.

However, he was unable to do that and quickly submitted to end the fight. Greene was ecstatic and emotional after the win, but many UFC stars were left perplexed.

What happened in the fight?

Getting a submission from the ground is possible. However, the arm-triangle choke isn’t all that easy. While the commentators highlighted just about how Greene got the win, many UFC stars and media personnel were impressed and left confused with this submission:

Greene was also emotional after the fight as he needed the win to help move his family. However, it seems he has a new rival ready as Tanner Boser called him out after his win at UFC Las Vegas 4.

Boser wants to face Greene at UFC Fight Island, and the 33-year-old accepted the call-out. It will be interesting to see if the pair do meet anytime soon, but that fight would be something special between the two heavyweights.

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