This bout is from nearly 3 years ago. At that point, I had been doing Judo for roughly 4 years.
A lot of the internet will tell you
They'll say that the whizzer/overhook
Not true. I've never claimed to be nor would my training partners and coaches tell you I am a gifted athlete.
1:45 uchimata counter to a body lock/trip attempt from my opponent
4:01 uchimata counter to single leg attempt from my opponent
6:45 haraigoshi counter to body lock by my opponent
I had spent little to no time training without a Gi before this and my previous MMA fight.
The Judo throws were decisive tools for me to secure top position and win rounds in front of the judges by not only being on top in the mat work, but some of my best punches landed from dominant positions on top, on the ground.
My opponent clearly had wrestling experience and kept after the takedown the whole fight.
My Judo helped me negate those attempts and gain top position when he closed the distance and nearly took me down.