Many predicted Dean Lister to have a huge advantage in this match, especially with Josh Barnett wearing wrestling shoes seemingly playing right into Listers notorious leg lock game – at least that’s what the betting odds showed. Barnett was able to prove otherwise though with his catch-as catch-can wrestling style.
Let’s have a look at the highlights!
Josh Barnett walk-in
Barnett strutted up to ringside flipping his mysterious black robe to reveal a pair of Dan Severn style shorts that can only be described as “two sizes too small”.
Josh passes Lister’s guard into a crushing side control for the first time of the night, this would happen over and over throughout the match.
Barnett gets a kimura attempt but Lister just manages to pull his arm back.
Barnett making sure Dean is FUCKING UNCOMFORTABLE. Kimura attempt, head scissors with sweaty man thighs to shin on head sequence.
I think at this point Lister had just had enough of being knee-on-skull-head-scissors ridden by a 265 lb man and said, “16 year streak? Fuck it. Tap.” Watch Barnett joyously yell out , “YEAH!” at the 13 second mark as he gets the tap.
Result: Josh Barnett submits Dean Lister with a Kesa Gatame/Scarf Hold/ UFC 12 Mark Coleman style neck crank headlock. This is the first time Dean Lister has been submitted in competition in 16 years.
Was Barnett underrated going into this match? What did you think of the wrestling shoe strategy?
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