Noad Lahat vs. Lloyd Carter
Noad Lahat took his time with Lloyd Carter, however when he finally got under his chin it was a done deal.
Lahat (11-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) choked Carter (10-9 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) out in the second round with a rear-naked choke, moving him to 2-0 under the Bellator banner. Completion came at the 3:50 mark of the frame.
The featherweight bout became part of the primary card of Bellator 175, which happened at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill
. Lahat pressed forward 30 seconds in and kicked to the body, then utilized it to aim to take Carter down. But the local fighter remained upright and worked his escape of a clinch to get back to the center. Lahat landed a leg kick then continued to look for an opening. There was a brief buzz when he slipped on a kick, but was back to his feet prior to Carter might capitalize.
Midway through the first round, Lahat drove in and got a simple takedown along the fence and went to work in half-guard. With 40 seconds left, he briefly had an arm-triangle choke, but let it loose to end up the round on top completely install.
” I understood I had him since I heard him taking the shots, and I heard him giving up so I understood I had to put the pressure,” Lahat said. “That’s why in the preliminary I didn’t opt for the choke. I had the back, however I switched and went to the elbows because I needed to cook him a bit.”
Lahat tried a high kick 40 seconds into the second, however mainly stayed client, if not cautious. He backed Carter up with a right hand 90 seconds in, however pushed in and got a takedown. Carter was able to briefly reverse position, but Lahat returned in control, took Carter’s back and began to search for a rear-naked choke surface.
After a couple of punches and elbows to the head, Lahat lastly was able to get under Carter’s chin, and from there the ending came rapidly. Carter never had a chance to tap prior to referee Mike Beltran got in to pull Lahad off, because Carter’s ideal arm had actually fallen under him.