There were no surprises. Couture immediately took Toney down and started to go to work from full mount. He took his time, softening Toney up with punches, and then took the gift that Toney gave him by way of sticking his left arm in the air.
Couture attempted a side choke from mount, twice. But when he couldn’t finish from mount, Couture eventually slid off to the side, applying the appropriate leverage to finish the choke, and likely, Toney’s time in the Octagon.
“I’ve been working that arm triangle for over a year now” said Couture. Couture’s jiu-jitsu coach, Neil Melanson, appreciated the effort and handed the head of Xtreme Couture his black belt in the Octagon after the fight.
Toney still appears to be in denial about his efforts in mixed martial arts, saying, “My ground game is alright, I just fought a great fighter.”
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