In MMA a sharp striker can sometimes counter a determined grappler. But to do this they have to know how to mix their striking with standup wrestling, like in this technique!
|White fakes with a left jab…|
|…and follows up with a right round kick. Black catches the kick, but leaves his face exposed.|
|White, his leg still caught, lands a powerful overhand right to the jaw|
|Black still grips the leg: White puts his weight on Black and cups Black’s elbows with his hands (see insert)|
|These grips provide White enough leverage to strip Black’s grip by forcefully driving his right leg back and to the ground.|
|White switches to a Thai boxing clinch (the ‘Plumm’) and starts kneeing the head to finish the match.|
[frame bgcolor=”#FFC” version=”light”]For more background on how MMA mixes striking, wrestling and the ground please read The MMA Formula, which is the parent article for this technique.[/frame]