In the first round Frankie Edgar took a savage beating inside the octagon but after making a few small adjustments between rounds, Frankie began to get much less.-- Check out the full write-up at JeffJoslinMMA.com.
The main adjustment Frankie Edgar made was a simple yet often underused striking concept. He started to move his head off the line of fire often –especially after throwing his own punching combos– causing Maynard to miss a huge percentage of his striking attacks.
I filmed a video breaking down the way I apply several of the techniques Frankie Edgar used so successfully to keep his head from being Gray’s punching bag, in rounds two, three, four and five.
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard: Jeff Joslin Breakdown
By Nick Thomas Updated