In a tag-team matchup that Submission Underground founder Chael Sonnen calls “the future of grappling,” Kyle Boehm and Vinny Magalhaes claimed overtime victory over Craig Jones and Nicky Rodriguez.

The bout served as the headlining contest of Sunday’s Submission Underground 11, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore.

With Magalhaes and Rodriguez starting in the center, Magalhaes quickly scooted near his partner in a seated position. Rodriguez spent the better part of two minutes trying to gain control of either an arm or a leg in hopes of dragging his opponent to the other side of the cage, but his grip kept sliding off. Referee Dave Hagen then brought the competitors to their feet on a restart.

After some brief engagement, Magalhaes again took a seated positioin and backed to his teammate, leading to another restart. Shortly after, Rodriguez was warned for his aggressive hand clasps to the back of the head. Hagen tried to reposition the two, but it continued as a stalemate.

Hagen stood the pair again with a little more than two minutes left, but Magalhaes was able to get close enough to his partner for a potential tag, leaving Rodriguez cautious as he walked forward and resulting in a contest incredibly light on action. The eight-minute regulation period without a single submission attempt, and the contest went to overtime.

In the extra session, Rodriguez started on the attack, but Boehm stepped in for Magalhaes and escaped in near instantaneous fashion. Rodriguez’s teammate Jones – who later explained he chose to sit out because he had been ill all week – protested the call, but the rapid work stood. Boehm also started on the back in his attacking session, and though he didn’t get a submission, he did spend nearly the entire two minutes in control.

Rodriguez started on the back again in the second, and things got interesting when he switched to an armbar, but Boehm escaped the threat and worked free in 17 seconds. Boehm then saw Rodriguez roll briskly in his defense, and he also notched a rapid escape.

In the third overtime, Boehm again escaped almost instantaneously, and while Rodriguez also worked free in just 14 seconds, the lengthy opening ride ensured victory for Boehm and Magalhaes, who remained unapologetic for their strategy despite clear frustration from the crowd in attendance.

‘Boogeyman’ too much for Jake Shields

In the night’s co-main event, veteran grappler Richie Martinez, the 10th Planet black belt known best as “Boogeyman,” was able to submit former Strikeforce and EliteXC champion Jake Shields.

With neither man able to secure a submission in either regulation or the first overtime, Martinez started from spider armbar in the second overtime, using a slick figure-four to peel off the defending right arm and extending the left rm while also securing the left leg to score a tap just eight seconds into the period.

In a featured match between two UFC stars, Mike Perry was able to outlast a gritty Al Iaquinta in a clash that started as a grudge match but ending in both men showing respect for each’s effort.

Iaquinta earned a takedown almost immediately, but Perry responded from his back, looking to secure the arm. Iaquinta slammed his way out of the hold, and the two scrambled back to the feet shortly after. Iaquinta was able to secure a powerful trip-slam to the canvas, but he was immediately forced on defense with Perry attacking his leg. Iaquinta patiently worked his way free, and the two finished the regulation period in a stalemate on the feet.

In the first overtime, Iaquinta started on the back, but he was unable to secure the upper body, and Perry escaped in just 16 seconds. Perry took his offensive period on the back, as well, and while Iaquinta briefly worked to his feet, “Platinum” stayed firm. Iaquinta showed heart in squeezing off a rear-naked choke that seemed destined to end the contest, and Perry had to settle for the satisfaction of a near-two-minute ride.

In the second period, Iaquinta again started on the back and tried to start the setup for a twister. However, after giving up control of the upper body, referee Dave Hagen ruled Perry was out of trouble and awarded him an escape in just 17 seconds. Iaquinta kept himself in the match though, escaping from Perry’s seatbelt in just 23 seconds.

In the final overtime, Iaquinta elected to start from the spider armbar setup and nearly extended the limb, but a gutsy effort saw him get through in about 14 seconds.

Perry then started on the back in his final attacking period, but Iaquinta turned and slam free in his fastest escape of the contest, just 10 seconds into the final frame. However, the initial lengthy ride from Perry earned him the win via escape time.

In the night’s first main card matchup, undefeated Bellator welterweight Austin Vanderford picked up a slightly controversial submission win over Canadian 10th Planet black belt Micah Brakefield.

Working in overtime, Vanderford was able to escape from his opponent’s seatbelt position in just six seconds. When it was his turn to attack, Vanderford nearly locked in a rear-naked choke, but his opponent refused to relent. When Brakefield was able to roll to his back, he thought he was awarded an escape. However, Vanderford was allowed to transition to an arm-triangle choke, and he earned a frustrated tap from his foe, who didn’t agree with the ruling.

Complete Submission Underground 11 results include:

MAIN CARD

  • Kyle Boehm and Vinny Magalhaes def. Craig Jones and Nicky Rodriguez via escape time – Full time
  • Richie Martinez def. Jake Shields via submission (armbar) – Overtime 2, 0:08
  • Mike Perry def. Al Iaquinta via escape time – Full time
  • Austin Vanderford def. Micah Brakefield via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Overtime 1, 1:15
  • PRELIMINARY CARD

    • Alex Larmey def. Andrew Marshall via escape time – Full time
    • Frank Rosenthal def. Brent Smith via submission (heel hook) – Regulation, 0:17
    • Samantha Bonilla def. Danielle Perry via submission (rear-naked choke) – Overtime 1, 0:59
    • Joe Baize def. Clay Davidson via submission (reverse heel hook) – Regulation, 1:11
    • Andrew Gundlach def. Logan Skinner via submission (cloth choke) – Regulation, 4:42
    • Andrew Sidelinger def. Scott Jutras via submission (armbar) – Overtime 1, 0:13