Submission Fighting Open 1: September 6, 1997 in Griffin, GA – This is the opening round of a four man tournament. Only open hand strikes on the feet were allowed. Austin Long weighed in at 190 lbs and Steve Broughman weighed in at 181 lbs.
The two immediately slug it out with open hand strikes, kicks, and knees. It’s not long before Broughman picks Long up and slams him to the ground. Broughman hits a beautiful cartwheel type guard pass on Long and gets mount where he tries and Ezekiel choke. Long is tough and ends up reversing position.
Broughman reverses Long, and then Long reverses Broughman. Long is on top, and decides to break free from Broughman’s guard. Broughman stands up, and the two slug it out. Broughman shoots a double leg, and slams Long again. He lands in side mount where he finishes Long with a key lock.