Lovemore Ndou wins MMA debut by submission

Former IBF light-welterweight title-holder Lovemore Ndou won his first MMA bout against Aswin Cabuy in the first round after making a surprising switch from boxing earlier this year.

The 41 year-old, who fought 64 times in a successful professional career, scored the victory by applying a forearm cross chokehold, which led to Cabuy tapping out to hand Ndou the victory.

Australian-based Ndou had been hoping to be Ricky Hatton’s comeback opponent last month, but then decided to fight at Combat 8 after entering the MMA ranks and now wants to make a move into the UFC.