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Technique of the Week: UFC lightweight shows takedown without risk of choke

UFC lightweight Jake Matthews demonstrates a takedown method that avoids the risk of getting choked out in Submission Radio's "Technique of the week".

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UFC Lightweight Jake Matthews and multiple-time BJJ champion Carlos 'Portuguese' Vieira are back, to show you some moves and to better your overall combat game. This week it's Jake's turn to do the demonstrating, as he shows off a takedown that will leave you in the clear of getting locked up in a nasty guillotine choke.

Jake himself fell victim to the choke in his last fight when he faced James Vick back in May. Since then, he has been hard at work, preparing for his UFC 193 bout against Akbarh Arreola with the help of 4th degree BJJ black belt Carlos Vieira. Matthews himself is also a BJJ brown belt and holds four submission victories (two in the UFC) over his opponents

In the video above, Jake shows you how to minimize the risk of getting stuck in your opponent's guard during a takedown and inevitably choked out. This variation of a double-leg takedown also leaves you in side-control, which is not only advantageous in MMA and BJJ, but also creates opportunities for your own offense and control.

Enjoy the video above, and happy training.

Submission Radio posts technique videos every Wednesday, demonstrating a variety of moves from BJJ, MMA, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, Sambo, and more.

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