If you liked the arm bar finish in the first video, check out the arm bar in action.
Here's a nice intructional video by Submissions 101 on how to do the flying arm bar.
Leg locks are no good. In fact, in many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) dojos, you are not even allowed to think about leg locks until you are a purple belt. Leg locks are too dangerous. In MMA, you shouldn’t go for leg locks at all. You end up in bad positions when you go for leg locks. You put yourself in vulnerable positions, especially when you go for a straight leg lock (aka Achilles lock). Your opponents will be in good position to throw chingasos.
Do you believe any of that? Then when do you learn leg locks if you start taking Sambo? Exactly! If you believe that leg locks are too dangerous for MMA, you should have a talk with Shinya Aoki. In Dream 15, Aoki took on Tatsuya Kawajiri for the Dream lightweight championship. Within a few seconds, Aoki shot in on Kawajiri and grabbed a hold of his leg with a firm lock. Both men rolled around for a while. Take a look at the video to see how the fight ended.
Here is a good instructional video on how to finish a straight leg lock. They do a good job of explaining the details that will make the difference between you getting the submission or you receiving the chingasos.
Check out the head and arm/arm triangle choke in action.
Here’s the line-up UFC 116 tonight. All fighters made weight, and they are all ready to throw chingasos.
Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Chris Leben
Live on Pay Per View
Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
George Sotiropoulos vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Chris Lytle vs. Matt Brown
Live on Spike TV
Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Ricardo Romero vs. Seth Petruzelli
Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic
Gerald Harris vs. Dave Branch
Daniel Roberts vs. Forrest Petz
John Madsen vs. Karlos Vemola
Coming up tomorrow is UFC 116 featuring the fight between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. These two giants, figuratively and literally, both have a strong wrestling background. Lesnar is the reigning champion while Carwin is the interim champion. Lesnar has only one defeat in MMA, but he quickly avenged the loss. Carwin is undefeated. So who will win?
Besides being humongous, Brock Lesnar is quick. He uses his strength and speed to shoot in and get takedowns. Once he gets his opponent on the ground, he likes to hold him there and throw chingasos. His great wrestling skill, size, and strength makes it almost impossible for any heavyweight to get up. Ground and pound is his forte.
Carwin, on the other hand, although he has the wrestling background, has not been known in the UFC for takedowns. Carwin is extremely big and extremely strong. He does not have great striking technique, yet his chingasos are too much for his opponents. He knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga with an arm punch. No technique, he just threw out his fist. Frank Mir is not your average heavyweight, yet Carwin was able to hold him against the fence, throw chingasos and finish Mir.
So the question remains, who will win? There is a good chance that Lesnar will be able takedown Carwin. But Carwin has wrestling skill too. Even if Lesnar gets Carwin down, he will not be bullied like some of the other fighters Lesnar has faced. In the end, I think Carwin’s wrestling and his chingasos will make the difference. I have Carwin winning this fight in the third round.