From the TREMENDOUS SBN site Bloody Elbow, Mark Ellis wins his 1st professional MMA fight with a second round submission. The review of the fight is a little down the page, but it sounds as if Ellis was all about getting the fight to the ground and trying to submit his opponent.
For those who are curious, Ellis is the 4th former Mizzou wrestler who have moved professionally to MMA, and the combined records of the four (Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, Mike Chandler and Mark Ellis) now stands at 26-0. Michael Chandler will be the next to fight on October 25th when he looks to join Ben Askren as a Bellator Champion when he takes on the extremely talented Eddie Alvarez (22-2)
Woodley won on the undercard in St. Louis in the first round via submission and what is called a "north-south choke". I dabble a bit in watching MMA, and I have no idea what that is. If I was a real ass, I'd made a joke about David Carradine, but hey, I'm not that guy...
Anyway, here is more on a North-South choke. Congrats to Tyron!
Woodley is 2-0 and fighting this weekend in St. Louis at a pretty big MMA show (Strikeforce will be on Showtime, but Woodley is down the undercard and VERY unlikely to have his match shown). This is a great piece about all he has overcome in his life.