Closed guard is the most basic grappling move in mixed martial arts. Once a fight hits the ground, the closed guard is the first position fighters get into. Even with UFC welterweight Jon Fitch’s statement that the “closed guard is dead”, it’s a fighter’s go-to move.
Morton fought one MMA fight and it was a dose of cold reality. Just because you’re a proven athlete doesn’t mean you’re also a natural-born fighter. The former 21st draft pick learned this the hard way.
Before we teach you how to control a full mount, remember this – never ever let your opponent lock a full mount on you. Never. This is the cardinal rule of grappling.
Middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is willing to do what Manny Pacquiao doesn’t want to — offer a larger share of the fight purse to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He believes he’s ready for a big money bout.
Seven years ago, B.J. Penn fought Lyoto Machida in K-1′s open weight tournament. Penn jumped an incredible two weight classes and was outweighed by Machida by 34 pounds.
Tie Quan Zhang is already a legend in his home country. As the first-ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt from China, Zhang’s MMA success bodes well for the sport in the Middle Kingdom.
Steward’s opinion and advice is certainly welcome given his proven track record and expertise. Oscar De La Hoya showed how effective a stiff jab is against Mayweather in their fight five years ago. But having a ready-made game plan for Mayweather isn’t the way to go.
At Bellator’s 61 event, Brian Rogers punched his ticket for the candidacy of KO of the Year. But does it top Edson Barboza’s spinning wheel kick KO of Terry Etim at UFC 142?
Freddie Roach believes that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. should stop being a hypocrite and practice what he preaches. He blames Mayweather’s constant excuses as to why the much-anticipated Mayweather – Pacquiao match hasn’t happened yet.
Fresh off his win over Ole Laursen in Jakarta last month, Felipe Enomoto headlines OneFC: War of the Lions with Zorobabel Moreira at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on March 31, 2012.
These two Filipino warriors were scheduled to fight last year in One FC: Champion vs. Champion but their bout was scrapped after Ole Laursen suffered an injury during training camp.
The key to a successful takedown isn’t the takedown itself; it’s the set-up. It all starts with anticipation. Invite your opponent to throw a jab.