VIDEO: Poatan receives judo degree from Kayla Harrison after knockout at UFC 303

Brazilian is graduated by female MMA star to yellow belt after overcoming Jiri Prochazka in brutal knockout

Poatan receives yellow belt in judo from Kayla Harrison after knockout at UFC 303. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/ESPN

Poatan receives yellow belt in judo from Kayla harrison after knockout in UFC 303. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/ESPN

In a remarkable moment on Saturday night (29), right after a brutal knockout victory over Jiri Prochazka No. UFC 303, Alex Poatán had another important achievement. The light heavyweight champion (up to 93 kg.) was awarded the yellow belt in judo by the two-time Olympic champion of the sport and MMA star, Kayla harrison.

The honor, granted by one of the sport's greatest falls experts, crowned Poatan's work in improving his skills on the ground. The Brazilian, known for his power and precision in stand-up striking, has been dedicating himself intensely to judo in recent times, seeking to expand his arsenal of resources and become an even more complete fighter.


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In a post-fight interview, Poatan highlighted the importance of training with Kayla harrison and the positive impact that the techniques learned from the judoka had on her performance.

“I was certainly very happy with the yellow belt in judo. I trained with her and was already practicing these takedown techniques. Her experience and knowledge were fundamental. I paid close attention to the tips she gave me and in my training it worked very well. In the fight against Prochazka, I had opportunities to take takedowns, but I preferred to remain calm and not take risks”, revealed the champion.


Poatan's graduation from Kayla harrison symbolizes the impact of Alex Poatán looking to be a complete fighter during his career in MMA. In his career, he has 11 positive results and two negative results.

VIDEO: Poatan receives yellow belt in judo from Kayla Harrison after knockout at UFC 303

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