For anyone who’s ever joked about going to a hockey game and having a boxing match break out… the game has evolved.
Fans at a game between the Växjö Lakers and Färjestad BK of the Swedish Elite League were treated to some MMA action on October 17.
Attempting to break up a post-whistle scrum, the referee successfully completed a takedown before executing a perfect guillotine choke on one of the Farjestad’s Marius Holtet.
The best part? Watch Holtet tap out:
Holtet was drafted by the Dallas Stars 42nd overall in 2002, making him the highest-drafted Norwegian ever. He spent fours season in North America with the ECHL’s Louisiana Ice Gators and the AHL’s Houston Aeros and Iowa Stars.
UPDATED: GIF courtesy Guyism, who also picked up on this story: