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Submission of the Year? – Masakazu Imanari vs. Justin Cruz (VIDEO)

With‘s “Submission of the Year” award being handed out tomorrow, we felt like it was appropriate that all of you guys check out what was an extremely late, but extremely painful addition to the race.

Normally known for his limb splintering leg locks, on December 19 Masakazu Imanari hit Justin Cruz with one of the most vicious submissions ever caught on tape at “DEEP: Cage Impact“. The best way to describe this monstrosity would be some type of hybrid omoplata/twister.

Sound nasty? It is. But not nearly as nasty and tasteless as Imanari’s post-fight celebration. I’ll take the Rock Star energy drink over this any day of the week. Check it out…

And make sure to tune in tomorrow to find out which submission is ruled the absolute gnarliest of 2009 during the 5 Oz. 2009 MMA Awards.

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