SBG Idaho MMA athlete Ben “The Lion” Hollier made a triumphant return to the cage last month in Idaho Falls, Idaho, when he picked up a first round submission victory in the main event of Mountain Force MMA 17.
When injury forced his original opponent to withdraw, Hollier (4-1 MMA, 3-0 MTF) jumped at the chance to test himself against experienced veteran, Kerry Lattimer (14-27 MMA, 2-2 MTF). When the fight began, Lattimer wasted no time engaging – firing a low kick and a big fight hand, before shooting hard on a double leg. Hollier defended well, sprawling and framing up a standing guillotine against the cage. Lattimer defended the choke attempt and the two clinched against the cage. As Hollier pressured in, Lattimer exploded with a big throw, putting Hollier on the mat. Hollier did well to retain half guard and immediately return to his feet. Lattimer pursued quickly, level changing into a double against the cage and depositing Hollier back to the mat. Hollier again retained guard, controlling Lattimer’s posture and preventing any damage. When Lattimer attempted to pass into mount, Hollier reversed into top position. Hollier postured up and passed Lattimer’s guard, sinking in his hooks as Lattimer rolled to his belly. From there Hollier sunk in the choke and forced the quick submission!
Congrats to Ben on a great performance! He kept his calm in the face of adversity and picked up a quick submission against a dangerous veteran! If you are looking to compete, or maybe you’re looking to get into the best shape of your life with a Tribe that supports you 110%, Click the “Let’s Get Started” link at the top of our newly-launched website, https://sbgidaho.com page to set up your gym tour and FREE introductory lesson with one of our world-class coaches! See you soon!