Submission Fighting Open 1: September 6, 1997 in Griffin, GA – This was the finals of a four man heayweight tournament. Byron Stone was fighting under Jacare at the time and subbed his first opponent with an arm bar. Eubanks was fighting under Team Fighting Arts at the time and subbed his first opponent with a heel hook.
No closed fist strikes were allowed in this fight. Not much goes on during the stand-up portion of this fight. Eubanks lands an open handed strike on Stone’s face. The match hits the ground when Stone clinches with Eubanks after ducking one of his winging strikes. Stone pulls guard and they stay there for about a minute and a half when Eubanks attempts some ankle locks and heel hooks.
Stone spins out of Eubanks last heel hook attempt and ends up in side mount. From there, Stone finishes off Eubanks with a key lock or Americana. Hats off to Byrone Stone for beating two people in one night.
Byron Stone is well known in the Georgia MMA community. At the time of this fight, Byron was just a white belt. Today, he is a black belt under Roberto Traven.
Enjoy this old school Georgia MMA fight.