In UGC 26‘s shortest fight, Michael Imperato (2-0) locked in a rear-naked choke on Jonathan Bélair 34 seconds into Round 1 to pick up a win by submission. I spoke with the 21 year-old after about what allowed him to dominate so quickly, his training w/ Xtreme Couture Toronto, and his plans for the future, including trying out for next season of the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter.
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Imperato improved to 2-0 with his quick win Saturday night.
Imperato (white shorts) quickly took Belair's back on way to locking in a rear naked choke for the win.
Imperato (left) was joined in ring after his fight by teammate Misha Cirkunov (right) and their Xtreme Couture trainer Sam Zakula (center)