AMW079 - Sindal Xie vs. The Spoiler
Newcomer Sindal Xie (5'8 / 115 lbs.) makes her Absolute debut in this 100% competitive submission wrestling match against The Spoiler (6'0 / 230) and it's a classic battle of styles: her Krav Maga and Kung Fu vs. his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
On paper, this would appear to be an obvious mismatch regardless of style as Sindal gives up more than 100 lbs. to her bigger, stronger opponent but she has a couple of things going for her in this match, and she takes full and relentless advantage of them; she's wiry and extremely flexibly, which makes her very hard to keep trapped in any hold / position and The Spoiler's mobility is slightly limited by a recent knee injury (you can see the knee support he's wearing for this match).
Both fighters go for (and submit) one another with technical holds like rear-naked chokes and triangles, but Sindal is absolutely merciless in the frequency with which she grabs and pulls The Spoiler's mask for leverage AND uses it to exert maximum pressure while applying chokes to the big guy. Not only that, but her hand-on-throat chokes are cruel - utilizing an Eagle's Claw technical that elicits clear pain from The Spoiler. She even manages to tap him out with one during the match while she's completely folded up and trapped underneath him!
Afterward, we asked The Spoiler what he thought of Sindal. He just shook his head in disbelief and said "I had no idea she could fight like that."
Does the Krav Maga / Kung Fu combo allow Sindal Xie to score what could conceivably be the biggest upset in Absolute history? Or does The Spoiler manage to muscle his way to another victory?