The Russian promotion ACB has gone to great lengths to expand their reach into the European market. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a vice-like fighter whose deadly submission arsenal has him poised for a breakthrough year in 2018. A professional since August 2014 and representing HAMMA under head coach Sean Martin, Coner Hignett owns a 5-2 record in seven career bouts with all five of his wins coming via submission.
At ACB 10, Coner submitted Hayden Sheridan in the first round via rear naked choke. He also tapped out Reece Street in round one at ICE FC 14 via rear naked choke. At Shinobi War 8, the Brit submitted Darren Castleton in the first round via rear naked choke. He also tapped out Jake Bond in round one at Tanko Fighting Championships 4. At ACB 75 in Germany, ‘Hand Grenade’ submitted Frederico Gutzwiller in the first round via heel hook. Mess with Hignett on the ground and the consequences could be grave.
Hignett v Castleton Shinobi War 8
Hignett v Street ICE FC 14
Hignett’s first round submission at ACB 75 in Germany