if you have paid attention to my Fight Club threads, i did my first MMA style fight (except no elbow or knees involved). my opponent was a far greater stand up fighter than i was, but didn't know how to throw a kick, plus he had a 5" reach advantage, so i kept away enough so he wouldn't hit me. when he threw a punch i ducked and went for the takedown. then we were in my world. so i worked from half guard, passed, took side control and kept working him with some hammerfists. kept going until he went to his stomach. took back control, and attempted a RNC. no dice, he defended well enough to make me skip it for the second, and attempted an armbar from the back. nothing. he slipped his arm out, we scrambled, i went for another takedown and got caught in a guillotine. worked the escape and broke his guard after freeing my head. took side control again, and went for the armbar. by that point i could sort of sense my opponent was tired, so it didn't take much effort to get it. got the submission at 2:50 of the first round. i thought it was bad since my standup wasn't even there and also that it was against a guy who had no ground work. i wish there were actual gyms around me, these guys don't know what they're doing and we've already had some bad injuries from over aggressive fucks.