A quick analysis of how Magomed Ankalaev KNOCKED OUT Ion Cuțelaba with a left punch at UFC 254. There was some wild swinging by Cutelaba and he paid the price for it. But overall, an interesting case to take a closer look at. Enjoy. … [Read more...] about How did Magomed Ankalaev KNOCK OUT Ion Cuțelaba at UFC 254?
In this third episode, you'll hear: What's been going on lately.Some updates on an interview I did, the new site, etc.How to train so you prepare for the intensity of professional fights from the get-go.Listener Q&A: Do I go to an MMA gym or to three gyms where they specialize in individual aspects of the game. The links mentioned in this episode: The YouTube … [Read more...] about Podcast episode 3: How to train so you prepare for the intensity of professional fights from the get-go?
A quick analysis of how Alexander Volkov knocked out Walt Harris with a snap kick and punches at UFC 254. That snap kick was well done and placed just right. It is a bit of a hybrid kick, not really a muay Thai teep, nor a traditional front snap kick. But it sure hit the mark and got the job done. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about How did Alexander Volkov KNOCK OUT Walt Harris at UFC 254?
In this weekend's fight card, Raoni Barcelos fought Khalid Taha and won. There is a lot we could say about this fight, but for this technique analysis, I'll stick to my favorite kick: the leg kick. Barcelos used them well and I want to point out something that is too often overlooked. But first, here is what happened: Throwing the leg kick without preparation is risky. … [Read more...] about Raoni Barcelos leg kicks Khalid Taha
A basic set up for the leg kick: Condition your opponent to your jab as you measure distance.Especially when he tries to parry it, use a long lead hook next time you see an opportunity.Put enough power in it so you shift his weight slightly to his lead leg (so he can't block.)Step off-line with your lead foot and throw the leg kick. … [Read more...] about Instructional Video: Basic combination for MMA: Setting up the leg kick
I've been posting a lot of content on Patreon lately. I put more in-depth breakdowns of knockouts there. The ones on my YouTube channel are mostly about the obvious aspects, but on Patreon, I dig deeper. I'll also do technique analysis, commentary, bonus podcast episodes and much more there. So if you want to support my work, go here: https://www.patreon.com/MMAFormula … [Read more...] about Join me on Patreon!
In this second episode, you'll hear: Thoughts on the Khabib vs. Gaethje fight and some other fights on that card.What would have been a possible way to beat Khabib?Basic principle for stand-up MMA fighting: Quality of impactWhat's coming next. The links mentioned in this episode: Analysis: How did Alexander Volkov KNOCK OUT Walt Harris at UFC 254?Analysis: How … [Read more...] about Podcast episode 2: Khabib vs. Gaethje and another principle