MUHAMMAD MOKAEV somehow escaped a knee-bending lock to beat Jafel Filho by submission himself.
The flyweight looked in all sorts of trouble in the third and final round as his leg was twisted in a knee bar.
But the former amateur world champion refused to tap out and eventually got back to his feet.
And Mokaev will be glad he did too as he managed to take Filho down and secure a rear naked choke.
Filho was unable to break free and was forced to tap out, securing Mokaev a remarkable turnaround victory.
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