Bellator fighter Patchy Mix (13-0-0) started celebrating the New Year early with a win over Yuki Motoya (23-8-0) at RIZIN 20 in Saitama, Japan.
“No Love”, a bantamweight, took the DEEP flyweight champion out in round 1 with a guillotine choke on December 31. Motoya was close to getting an armbar submission early in the round; however, Mix managed to escape and take hold of the RIZIN fighter’s neck.
Bellator's sergeant of scramble seals his org's win over Team RIZIN, as Patrick Mix (13-0) guillotines Yuki Motoya in a surprisingly swift and simple fashion. "No Love" wields eight straight finishes (the last four in round one) and nine total subs. #RIZIN20 #RIZINFF pic.twitter.com/VIsYnwO0kT
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) December 31, 2019
At the 96 second mark Motoya tapped out and Mix added another submission to his resume.
After a long career with King of the Cage, Mix began fighting for Bellator in June 2019. In his debut match, he choked out Ricky Bandejas in 66 just seconds. At Bellator 232, he finished Isaiah Chapman in another first-round finish.
The Angola, NY native trains at Jackson Wink in Albuquerque, NM. In an interview prior to the event, Michael Lyubimov, General Manager at the gym spoke of this fight as being a really big opportunity for everyone involved. The Bellator bantamweight championship is currently vacant and with this win, Mix could be a contender for the title.
We will have to see what the new year brings for Bellator submission master, Patchy Mix.