February 29, 2016 11:00 pm

Fight Recap: ACC Lightweight Championship

Winner Joseph Solecki

This edition of Fight Recap brings us back to this past Saturday night, at the Queens Theatre in Flushing, Queens, NY.  Aggressive Combat Championships held an amateur MMA card that featured a highly anticipated main event bout in which Serra BJJ product Joseph Solecki (3-0) defeated American Top Team Whitestone‘s Codie “Kayo” Payne (1-2) to claim the ACC Lightweight title. Solecki, who remains undefeated, ended the fight by rear naked choke submission, causing Payne to tap out one minute and twenty nine seconds into the first round.

Codie Payne jabs opponents Joseph Solecki

Codie Payne jabs opponents Joseph Solecki

In the beginning of the fight, Payne displayed a smart strategy, keeping his distance with jabs, high kicks and movement in the hopes of bringing his considerable kickboxing experience to bear on his grappling-minded opponent. However, it wasn’t long before Solecki’s grappling background came into play. Solecki shot in on his opponent’s legs, grabbed a single leg and eventually brought Payne to the ground with a double leg takedown against the cage.

Solecki shoots for a single leg

Solecki shoots for a single leg

After surrendering the back mount position and attempting to shake Solecki off and return to his feet, Payne ultimately fell short. Solecki was able to maintain the position and eventually sink the choke to become the new ACC Lightweight Champion.

 

So,evoking with full back control, begins to sink in the RNC

So,evoking with full back control, begins to sink in the RNC

Winner Joseph Solecki

Winner Joseph Solecki

 

Fight Coverage: Janah Campbell 

Editor: Kyle Antonelli

Photos: Janah Campbell

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