MMA Technique

Judo Chop: Werdum/Cordeiro vs. Browne/Winkeljohn

Saturday's UFC on Fox main event is not only a battle between top heavyweight contenders, but one between two of the sport's premier striking trainers. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down their coaching styles.

Pacquiao vs Bradley 2: Fun with Angles, part 2

On Saturday Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley fought for the WBO welterweight title in a spell-binding clinic of southpaw vs. orthodox footwork. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch brings you a breakdown of their techniques.

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Fun with Angles, part 1

On Saturday Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley fought for the WBO welterweight title. What ensued was a spell-binding clinic in the fascinating subject of southpaw vs. orthodox footwork.

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Frame-by-Frame Fights: The Kicks of Marlon Moraes

BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch unveils his first ever video breakdown, a technical celebration of the counter kicking game of WSoF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes.

Judo Chop: Brock Lesnar's F-5

Apparently, Brock Lesnar is not only a former UFC champion, but a professional wrestler too. BE's Connor Ruebusch breaks down his classic finish of C.M. Punk as Lesnar gets set to pit his skills against those of the Undertaker.

Tech Recap: Assume the Position

Sunday's UFC card was in many ways the perfect Brazil card. Controversy, upsets, knockouts--Fight Night 38 had it all, and a surprising amount of subtlety too. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes a look at the details behind the finishes.

Pat Barry and a Very Bad Day in the Octagon

To flip the tradition of Judo Chops pointing out great technique, we at Bloody Elbow asked ourselves "What went wrong for Pat Barry in his fight against Soa Palelei Hunt vs. Bigfoot"? The answers covered the gamut from striking to grappling.

Judo Chop: The Ashi-Waza of Hector Lombard

Grappling team Judo bum Ananse takes a detailed look at the footsweeps used by Hector Lombard to rag-doll Jake Shields at UFC 171.

Hendricks' Coach: 'He's better than they realize'

BE's Connor Ruebusch interviews Steven Wright, the striking coach of newly crowned welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Steven talks about his own martial arts background, the training he's done with Johny, and what makes him a true champion.

UFC 171 Technique Recap: How to Take a Punch

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler set an all-time record for strikes landed in a title fight, so how on earth did they stay standing? BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch examines UFC 171 and the science behind successfully taking a shot.

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Pivotal Moments: Hendricks vs. Lawler part 2

BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes a different look at the main event of UFC 171, breaking down the key moments of the five round battle of grit and wits between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Pivotal Moments: Hendricks vs. Lawler part 1

BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes a different look at the main event of UFC 171, breaking down the key moments of the five round battle of grit and wits between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Judo Chop: Hendricks, the Uncrowned King

This weekend, Johny Hendricks fights Robbie Lawler for the belt he believes is rightfully his, and he's almost certainly going to come in better than ever before. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch analyzes Hendricks' growth as a striker.

Judo Chop: 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler Rising

Robbie Lawler just might be the most unlikely title challenger ever, and yet he's got the necessary skills to become the UFC's new welterweight champ. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down his wily veteran ways.

Judo Chop: Canelo Alvarez's Bag of Tricks

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez beat Alfredo Angulo in a dominant performance last Saturday, showing off an impressive array of techniques in the process. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down his bag of tricks.

Monday Morning Violence: Silva's Reverse Elbow KO

The second installment of Monday Morning Violence takes a look back at one of the most spectacular finishes in MMA history, Anderson Silva's reverse elbow knockout of Tony Fryklund.

Judo Chop: Baiting the Trap with Gunnar Nelson

UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson show off his tactical mind as he led Omari AKhmedov right into a guillotine choke. T.P. Grant breaks down the sequence that led the submission.

Judo Chop: Jimi Manuwa's Uphill Battle

Jimi Manuwa faces his toughest opponent to date in Alexander Gustafsson, the Swedish giant who came THIS close to stealing Jon Jones' belt in December. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes a look at how Manuwa could chop the big man down.

Judo Chop: Gustafsson's Tall Man Boxing

Alexander Gustafsson is set to fight Jimi Manuwa this weekend. A win is expected to earn him a rematch against light heavyweight champ Jon Jones. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the Swede's long and tall style of boxing.

Judo Chop: Stun Gun's Berserker Rage

Whether by the aid of hallucinogenic drugs or bloodthirsty Norse gods, Dong Hyun Kim recently became an unstoppable berserker. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the hate-fueled elbow he used to KO John Hathaway.

Monday Morning Violence: Conor McGregor

Patrick Wyman inaugurates a new series that's guaranteed to cure your Monday morning blues with a strong dose of quality MMA. This week's installment takes a look at the UFC's resident Irishman, "The Notorious" Conor McGregor.

UFC 170: Scientific Ground & Pound

UFC 170 featured a lot of electrifying finishes which, in MMA, almost invariably means at least some ground striking. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes a look at the science of GnP.

Judo Chop: Mike Pyle's Spinning Elbow

Mike Pyle reasserted himself as one of welterweight' most reliable action fighters with a knockout win over TJ Waldburger at UFC 170. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down his highlight reel spinning elbow.

Zach Makovsky 'I study Lyoto Machida a lot'

BE's Connor Ruebusch brings you an episode of his podcast Heavy Hands, and a technique-focused interview with UFC flyweight and former Bellator bantamweight champ Zach Makovsky.

Judo Chop: Can Sara McMann-handle Rousey?

BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch has a gameplan in mind that would allow Sara McMann to dethrone Ronda Rousey--but does McMann have the skills and discipline to execute this strategy?

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