Category Archives: MMA

Connor McGregor got choked out by Khabib in UFC 229 after a bland four round fight. There were some basic on the feet exchanges which consisted of a few feints, jabs and the odd overhands but all of this was pretence for an experienced grappler who was always looking for the takedown to control the fight. Khabib has done this in every single one of his fights because this is his acquired skill in martial arts. Continue reading

MMA corner advice

Having a corner team in combat sports isn’t just about saying when you’ve won a round or wiping the blood from your nose, the tactical advice given at the correct time can be the difference epic victory and devastating defeat. It is interesting to see the experienced corner men dissecting what they’ve seen in the previous rounds and offering strategic advice to overcome problems and land shots. Anybody who takes part in training, sparring or fighting should take note that an opponent will fall into pattern like behaviour, especially when tired, rocked or nervous. Finding gaps and spotting patterns is key to maximising the effect of technique power and speed. Brilliant video.

Anderson Silva Vs Tony Friklund

Arguably one of the greatest MMA fighters to bless the sport, Anderson Silva showcases his proficient Muay Thai skills in one of his early mixed martial arts matches. The effectiveness of the Thai clinch, utilisation  of knees to the body from inside and outside the clinch and then an absolutely devastating upwards elbow to seal the deal. Beautiful movement and superb timing top of this fight.