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Cris Lencioni Wants Spot in Featherweight Grand Prix After Bellator 221 Victory

Cris Lencioni went into his Bellator 221 fight against Adil Benjilany knowing he was the underdog.

After all, he was riding a two-fight losing streak. But, “Sunshine” pulled off something of an upset, as he locked in a triangle choke in the first round and got the submission win.

Once he had the submission attempt, he knew it was all over.

“I knew once I had it. It sounds douchey, but this is what I know. When I lock something up like that it is over,” Lencioni said to Sherdog.