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Top 4 Most Underutilized MMA Moves

4. Sticking with Side Control- Side mount or half guard is often given up for the more dominant position of full mount. I've seen it many times, but in transition to full mount or even after they achieve full mount the fighter is often swept or gives up an easy backdoor escape. This is especially relevant when your opponent is bigger than you. Even after the smaller fighter gets the full mount he is easily bucked off by the bigger opponent. Side control, although not as dominant, can allow more control and a fighter still has many options to finish the fight. Many fights I've felt could've been ended by sticking with side control, but is lost after they are reversed in the process of going for the full mount.

Top 3 Fighters who Utilize Side Control
1. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
2. Randy Couture
3. Fedor Emelianenko

Top 3 Fight Examples
1. Quinton Jackson vs Mikhail Illoukhine- Pride 26
2. Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell 1- UFC 43
3. Randy Couture vs Tito Ortiz- UFC 44

Top 3 Moves Here

 

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