MMA Technique

Technique Recap: Bisping, Holloway, Magny

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch presents the Technique Recap, a collective technique breakdown the best sequences, exchanges, and slick techniques from last weekend's UFC double header.

Judo Chop: Rafael Dos Anjos' Refined Aggression

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BE's striking specialist breaks down the Muay Thai skills that Rafael Dos Anjos used to knock out Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night Tulsa, the product of a better-than-ever...

Scientific training for Jiu Jitsu, it's important

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A cross post from Aaron Kampe, aka WrestleJitsu, on how to increase your training efficiency.

Judo Chop: Ben Henderson's Wall n' Maul

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Benson Henderson isn't always exciting these days, but he's always imposing. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the rough 'em up, cage-based clinch game of the former WEC and UFC...

Judo Chop: Boxing Tricks with Maynard and Pearson

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Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson put on a thoroughly entertaining display of boxing in their co-main event slot on the UFC's 47th Fight Night event in Bangor, Maine. BE's striking specialist Connor...

The Science of Ground & Pound: Series Introduction

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes his first foray into grappling--well, kind of. Introducing a new series exploring the many facets of striking on the ground, arguably the true...

Judo Chop: What Happened to Gray Maynard?

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Title challenger one day, near-washout the next. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch analyzes the changes in Gray Maynard's approach to fighting that have contributed to his rapid decline.

Judo Chop: Barnett's catch wrestling beats Lister

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In this guest post by BJJ brown belt Kostas Fantaousakis we look at some of the catch wrestling techniques that Josh Barnett used to submit Dean Lister at Metamoris 4.

Art of the Transition - The Flying Armbar

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T.P. Grant kicks off a sub-series of Judo Chops with conceptual looks at transition grappling and starts off with the Flying Armbar.

Judo Chop: Lawler's Transitional Fighting, part 2

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BE's striking specialist breaks down the most intriguing sequences from Robbie Lawler's thrilling victory over Matt Brown from the main event of UFC on Fox 12.

Judo Chop: Lawler's Transitional Fighting, part 1

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down just what allowed Robbie Lawler to beat the best-ever incarnation of Matt Brown in the main event of UFC on Fox 12.

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Canelo Alvarez: Young Gun (Video)

BE's striking specialist breaks down the pressure game of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in preparation for his big PPV showdown with Cuban master Erislandy Lara.

Judo Chop: Lyoto Machida's Mind Control

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Lyoto Machida knows exactly how to get inside your head and make you do what he wants. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down how the Karate master reads his opponents so well.

Gaps in the Armor: How to beat Chris Weidman

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Lyoto Machida has a mighty task ahead of him as he prepares to face UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down what Machida will need...

Pivotal Moments: Swanson vs Stephens, part 2

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down rounds 3 through 5 of the spectacular back-and-forth fight between top featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson.

Pivotal Moments: Swanson vs Stephens, part 1

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the first two rounds of Swanson vs Stephens, a fantastic tactical battle between two top featherweight power punchers.

UFC 174 Tech Recap part two: Good MMA

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch, having already delved into the crap, now turns to the good moments from UFC 174, including Demetrious Johnson's exhibition of technical clinching against...

Judo Chop: Artem Levin and the Case for Boxing

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the boxing-heavy game of Artem Levin, who just may be the new best kickboxer in the world.

UFC 174 Tech Recap part 1: Bad MMA

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the WORST parts of UFC 174, an underwhelming card full of unimpressive performances. Sometimes that's the way it goes.

Solving Styles: Archie Moore, pt 2

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In this new series, BE's striking analyst Connor Ruebusch delves into history and more to explore some of boxing's most recognizable fighting systems. Part 2 of the first installment breaks down...

Solving Styles: Archie Moore, part 1

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In this new series, BE's striking analyst Connor Ruebusch delves into history and more to explore some of boxing's most recognizable fighting systems. Archie Moore's famous cross-armed guard is...

Technique Recap: UFC Fight Madness, part 2

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Part two of this week's Technique Recap finishes up the Weekend of a Thousand Fights with some of the best moments of technique and strategy from the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in Sao Paolo....

Technique Recap: UFC Fight Madness, part 1

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Too much UFC? Nonsense! BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the best moments of technique and strategy from UFC 173 and UFC Fight Night Berlin in the first installment of this...

Judo Chop: Backstrom's Too Cool for Hooks Choke

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Niklas Backtrom showed off some grappling savvy after he hurt Tom Niinimaki with a knee. T.P. Grant breaks down his slick submission finish.

Pivotal Moments: Dillashaw vs Barao, part 2

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TJ Dillashaw shocked the MMA community by knockingout P4P great Renan Barao last Saturday. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down rounds 3-5 of Dillashaw's tremendous victory.

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