A breakdown of Pulling Guard in MMA that analyses the tactic of the guard pull, which is common in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi BJJ, but rare in MMA. I discuss the strategy behind why you would pull guard, its drawbacks and explain specific techniques.
The primary MMA fighters that I examine have all pulled guard on multiple occasions in MMA fights and they are Shinya Aoki, Demina Maia, Kron Gracie, Paul Sass, Andre Galvao, Masakazu Imanari & Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Also I touch on how having a dangerous guard opens up more striking opportunities when standing and I separated out leg locking and leg entanglements as that was a big enough topic that would warrant its own discussion.
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