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Slade -vs- Govanella

Slade chokes out Giovanella for bantamweight title


Robbie Slade (r) and his cornerman show off their new hardware (Brian McKenna/The MMA Corner)

It was a matchup between two undefeated fighters for the promotion’s vacant 135-pound title as Robby Slade took on Billy Giovanella. The first round went to “The Wolverine” as he spent most of the round on top of Slade. Giovanella worked ground and pound from various top positions, but the Lauzon’s MMA product stayed busy on the bottom on defense, including attempting a guillotine choke. The round ended with Giovanella landing nice punches while in back mount on Slade.

While the first round went to the Connor’s MMA fighter, the momentum swung in the second round. Right off of the bell, Slade popped out and landed a jab which snapped his opponents head back. A scramble came from the aftermath of the jab which resulted in the two fighters on the mat, only this time the Lauzon’s MMA fighter had control. Slade ended up on the back of his opponent and locked in a body triangle to ensure that he hung onto the position. With it, he eventually transitioned it into a failed armbar attempt, but kept working hard to achieve the fight winning triangle choke.

Robby Slade improved his perfect record to 4-0 and left with the bantamweight championship title around his waist.

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