Curtain closes on Atzori's MMA career at Eternal 39
MMA: The last fight in the professional career of former Eternal MMA lightweight champion Greg "The Tarantula" Atzori did not play out the way he would have preferred but the 36-year-old mixed martial artist is content with his decision to hang up the gloves.
Atzori was caught early by Ben "Manimal" Wall, who immediately took control of the bout between two veterans of Australian MMA.
Former UFC contracted fighter Wall showed his superior strength when he slammed Atzori to the mat.
He transitioned to a rear naked choke - the same submission that scored Atzori four of his five past wins - and despite the Hervey Bay grappler's efforts he was left with little choice but to tap.
The Chronicle gained unprecedented access to Atzori's last professional bout, watching as he prepared first as coach for debutant and Samarai Drive MMA student Levon McGrath, then for his own farewell from the cage.