MMA Technique

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.

Pivotal Moments: Dillashaw vs Barao

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TJ Dillashaw did a number on Renan Barao last Saturday, dominating the bantamweight champion en route to a fifth round knockout. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the techniques...

Gaps in the Armor: How to beat Renan Barao

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Renan Barao has ruled his division for almost two years now, and he's already established himself as one of the best fighters in the entire UFC, but he's not unbeatable. BE's striking specialist...

The Climb: TJ Dillashaw, technical retrospective

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Few fighters have experienced as much improvement in the space of two years as TJ Dillashaw has under Duane Ludwig. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down Dillashaw's technical...

Technique Recap: Bellator 120

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Bellator 120 was a little weird, but it was also a historic event in the still-developing sport of MMA. Most importantly, it had lots of punching! BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks...

Pick your Poison: The Muay Thai of Matt Brown

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Matt Brown might announce himself as a "technical brawler," but he possesses one of the most pure Muay Thai styles in MMA today. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down this unique...

Understanding MMA Striking Mechanics

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Patrick Wyman breaks down the basic mechanics of punching, kicking, and kneeing for MMA fans.

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Video: Floyd Mayweather, the All-Terrain Fighter

BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch analyzes the tricks and tools that Floyd Mayweather Jr. uses to fight so well at every range.

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Video: Marcos Maidana's Orchestrated Violence

BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the intelligent yet insane approach of Marcos Maidana, who challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr. this Saturday.

UFC 172 Judo Chop: Jon Jones's Muay Thai eye poke

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At UFC 172, UFC champion Jon Jones repeatedly poked Glover Teixeira in the eye. Is this just a dirty technique, or is there something more to it? Fraser Coffeen looks at these eye pokes, tracing...

Judo Chop: Jon Jones' In-fighting

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Jon Jones retained his UFC light heavyweight title Saturday in a five-round decision over Glover Teixeira, using vicious in-fighting tactics. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks it down.

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