Maurice Greene survived a barrage of hits to submit Gian Villante at UFC Las Vegas 4

The Heavyweight fight between Maurice Greene and Gian Villante had an incredible finish in the final seconds.

Greene was hit hard several times by Villante during the end of the third and final round. The 33-year-old was rocked and was on his back as Villante threw all he had at his rival.

However, Greene somehow survived those blows and was able to catch hold of his rival in a triangle hold from the bottom.

While it seemed that Villante would survive this and wasn’t in any danger. Greene cranked up the submission and forced his rival to tap out.

Many were surprised as to how Greene got the win, but the American was extremely pleased an emotional after getting the win.

This isn’t the first time a fighter has come back to get his rival via a submission. However, it would have been a little frustrating for Villante to lose in such a manner.

Big win for Greene

While Greene was called out by Tanner Boser for UFC Fight Island, the 33-year-old was extremely emotional at the interviews.

He was speaking after the fight and went on to say that he needed the win. Greene confirmed that this would allow him to shift his family, and the win bonus should also help him out a lot.

Maurice Greene became emotional after his UFC win
Maurice Greene poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on June 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC star also was more than ready to face Boser, and claimed he only ignored him earlier as he didn’t want to fight a no-name.

Boser also picked up an impressive win on the night, and it will be interesting to see if the pair face off.

Greene moved to 9-4 in his MMA career with this win. He also snapped a two-fight losing streak, while Boser moved to 18-6-1 with his win over Philipe Lens.

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