Is Knee Reaping Dangerous?
Professor Gustavo Gasperin and Dr. Mike Piekarski, DPT analyze the dreaded position and give safety tips to avoid potential injuries.
Royce Gracie On Demian Maia, “His Fight Was Perfect”.
Royce Gracie dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu, scoring 11 submission victories in 13 months between UFC 1 and UFC 4, and fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Demian Maia is getting close to his record.
Maia started his UFC career in 2007, scoring five submissions in his first five bouts as a middleweight. After dropping to welterweight in 2012, the Brazilian tapped four opponents in nine of his wins, putting himself three submissions away from Gracie’s UFC record.
“His fight was perfect,” Royce Gracie told MMA Fighting of Maia’s quick submission win over Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21. “He showed how efficient jiu-jitsu is, and that he can win only using his jiu-jitsu. The way he’s going, he will beat that number and put the record way up [laughs]. He’s doing great.”
Maia is the most victorious Brazilian in UFC history with 18 wins, and also set another impressive stat with his quick submission over Condit: Maia’s four last fights combined lasted 39 minutes and 15 seconds, but the jiu-jitsu expert only absorbed 13 significant strikes against Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, Matt Brown and Condit.
“You don’t need to trade punches or allow getting punched in the face to win the fight, and Demian shows that,” Gracie said. “He spent some time wanting to use muay thai, but grew a lot when he started believing in his jiu-jitsu again. You have to work on your stand-up to know what’s coming, but jiu-jitsu is enough to win the fight.”
Gracie lists Maia as one of the best grapplers in MMA today, alongside with Fabricio Werdum and Kron Gracie, and believes in his skills to beat current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley if given a title shot.
“He has everything,” Gracie said. “He’s a calm fighter, doesn’t get too anxious when he steps in there to try to trade punches. He just goes there and gets the job done.”
Video Of Pettis Subbing Oliveira And Demian Maia Subbing Carlos Condit
Carlos Condit was taken down within the first thirty seconds of the fight, and it didn’t take long for Maia to transition directly into back control. Maia threatened the rear naked choke and Condit tried his best to fight out of it. In the end though he was forced to submit.
Demian Maia def. Carlos Condit by way of Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1:52 of Round 1.
"Hi, my name is Demian Maia. I'll be the mixed martial artist choking you out this evening." https://t.co/AVoXb8Rq5F
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 28, 2016
BJJ White Belt And Megastar Demi Lovato Is Dating UFC’s Luke Rockhold
Via TMZ Sports:
Secret’s out … Demi Lovato is dating UFC superstar Luke Rockhold — and TMZ Sports has learned it’s a romance that’s been blooming for a couple months.
Our sources tell us the 24-year-old singer hit it off with the 31-year-old former UFC middleweight champ earlier this year while training at Unbreakable gym in Los Angeles.
Long story short we’re told the two clicked right away and have even sent some secret inside messages to each other on social media including a back and forth with smiley face art on their fingers.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Just Earned His BJJ Black Belt!
UFC veteran and fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone just earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
“After a full night of getting my ass tapped out @firemarshall205 surprised me with my Black Belt. Thanks you @eastontc” – Donald Cerrone
I thought Cowboy was already a BJJ black belt! Who knew?!
If you are in Colorado check out http://eastonbjj.com!
Check Out The Incredible Grip Strength Of Demian Maia
During Fight Night Rio in 2015 UFC Fighter and Jiu-Jitsu phenom Demian Maia showed how strong his grip strength is. Blood was pouring out of the nose of Rick Story due to an intense rear naked gable grip choke. Check out the brutal gif below!
You can watch the entire fight for free here! http://www.ufc.com/media/fight-night-rio-de-janeiro-free-fight-maia-vs-story
Get Your Takedown Game On Point! 30 No Gi Takedowns!
Kyle Cerminara of Long Island MMA shows us 30 of his favorite takedowns.
1. Under hook Snap Down
2. Under Hook High C
3. Under Hook Knee Pick
4. Under Hook Knee Pick to Double Leg
5. Under Hook Wrist Duck Under
6. Under Hook Throw By to Single Leg
7. Under Hook Head inside High Single
8. Collar Tie To Post Double Leg
9. Snap Fake Touch Double Leg
10. Sling Shot Double Leg
11. Inside Trip 50/50
12. Arm Drag 50/50
13. Arm Spin 50/50
14. Fake High Crotch Single Leg
15. Fake Single High C
16. Elbow Raise High C
17. Misdirection Low Single
18. Wrist Pull Low Single
19. Same Side Collar Tie Ankle Pick
20. Opposite Side Ankle Pick
21. Misdirection Duck Under
22. Fake High C to Front Head lock
23. Front head To Cross Knee Pick
24. Head Pinch Head lock
25. Arm Drag to Fire man
26. Front head lock to Fire Man
27. Body Lock Shuck By
28. 50/50 Foot Sweep
29. Body Lock Twist
30. Double Over hook Throw