Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos is a salty veteran who’s been in the game for years (and was once married to Cris “Cyborg” Justino). Brennan Ward is Connecticut native and hometown hero with hands of stone. Can you guess who the Northeast crowd is behind?
With a slow-motion kick from Cyborg that Ward easily catches and uses to throw the Brazilian down, you’d think Ward would be on track to do the thing he usually does – smash dudes with great violence. But nope, Cyborg rolls and snatches a leg and rolls some more, and soon Ward has his leg extended and is tapping to a heelhook.
Well, so much for the hometown hero thrilling the crowd!
Result: Cyborg Santos def. Brennan Ward via Submission (Heelhook) at :30, R1