Female Jiu Jitsu Competitor’s Arm Left Dangling After Savage Submission
One of the things that Jiu Jitsu has brought to the fore in all forms of MMA fighting it the art of submission. Once upon a time, the focus was well and truly on striking, when MMA was in its infancy, but these days fighters, whilst specializing in a single discipline, need to be ready to combat anything that comes at them.
As such, we get matchups like Khabib vs McGregor where a grappling specialist was able to use his strengths to defeat one of the better strikers in the sport.
With the rise of MMA, it is no surprise that other forms of fighting have not dwindled in popularity at any level. On the contrary, parents are seeing fighting academies as a necessary and healthy part of kids’ sporting upbringing.
So lower levels of competition are full of competitors with a huge love for their discipline, hoping to get a chance to show off their skills.
The clip below comes from Sub Spectrum 7 which is a mid-to-high-tier Jiu Jitsu Competition in the USA. The fight, held in Des Moines Iowa between Hannah Sharp and Sandy Salazar would be remembered for a decisive maneuver during which Sharp leveraged Salazar’s shoulder out of its socket using the dreaded ‘Kimura’, spinning it nearly a full 180 degrees.
The clip, posted on Instagram by @Jordan_Jitsu was accompanied by the caption:
‼️ WARNING – EXTREMELY GRAPHIC ‼️
I have gone back and forth over whether or not to release this footage due to it’s graphic nature.
Ultimately, I decided it would be a disservice to Hannah and her overall performance on Saturday night if I did not. Additionally, Sandy has a champion’s heart and mentality. She’s already in a cast and talking about being ready to start drilling and wondering when her next opportunity to compete with Sub Spectrum will be. She is an absolute warrior.
This is the sport of Jiu Jitsu in its rawest form. We do not intend for these kinds of things to happen, but unfortunately from time to time, they do.
Sharp would go on to defeat Miranda Maverick to take out the women’s 135 lb championship.
Check out the footage of the graphic incident below.