SBG’s Blaine O’Driscoll claims WWFC world title with impressive submission win in Ukraine - MMA - TheMacLife

SBG’s Blaine O’Driscoll claims WWFC world title with impressive submission win in Ukraine

Ireland has another mixed martial arts world champion after O’Driscoll stuns hometown crowd with a submission win in enemy territory.

By John Balfe - 3 Mar 2019

After a successful night last weekend at the Bellator Dublin event, the SBG team saw success from a little further afield on Saturday when highly-touted prospect Blaine O’Driscoll claimed the WWFC flyweight title with a rear naked choke victory against hometown fighter Teimur Rahimov.

O’Driscoll had been in line to fight for the Cage Warriors flyweight title last year but issues experienced by his opponent in making weight put paid to that idea. On Saturday, though, the young Irishman finally got to feel the weight of a gold belt on his shoulder with the third-round submission of former champ Rahimov.

The win is a solid one for O’Driscoll. Rahimov went into the fight with a 7-1 professional record, as well as a 6-1 record in the amateur ranks, but failed to make it seven straight wins and surrendered his championship in the process.

27-year0-old O’Driscoll improves to 7-2 in a professional career which began in 2015 after extensive experience in the amateurs.

 

Image: Instagram / blaine_sbg

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