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.