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Technique of the Week: UFC lightweight shows back take from butterfly guard

UFC lightweight Jake Matthews and 4th degree BJJ black belt Carlos Vieira show you how to pass butterfly guard and take your opponent's back, in Submission Radio's "Technique of the Week".

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Last week, Jake Matthews demonstrated how to pass your opponent's butterfly guard into full mount. But wait, what if your opponent is wise to this and disrupts your newly-learned guard pass? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

This week, Matthews shows you a variation which allows you to take your foe's back and set up a choke.

As always, Jake will be joined by his BJJ coach, 4th degree black belt Carlos 'Portuguese' Vieira. Carlos is a 2x Pan-American champion, a 2005 Brazilian champion, and a 2x Pan-Pacific champion (among other titles).

Jake himself is no stranger to taking his opponent's back and finishing with submissions. His last octagon victory came from sinking in a rear-naked choke and putting his opponent to sleep, when he submitted Vagner Rocha at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Rockhold. The 21-year-old BJJ brown belt is currently set to face Akbarh Arreola in the main event of the UFC 193 preliminary card.

In this week's installment of Submission Radio's "Technique of the Week", Jake begins the demonstration in his opponent's butterfly guard. From there, he shows you how to take their back, lock both hooks in, and make them very uncomfortable in the process. Choosing whether you take the back or pass to full mount, will depend on your foe's arm placement.

If you want to expand your options, get a better understanding of the technique, and keep an alternate variation up your sleeve, we recommend checking out this move.

Enjoy the video above, and happy training!

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