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The Best Boxing Match in MMA

John Lineker fought Alptekin Ozkilic in one of the best boxing matches I’ve seen in the Octagon. Both men showed impressive skills as we were treated to a display of jabbing, footwork, head...

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Fighting a Southpaw: Busting Some Myths

When discussing southpaw vs orthodox matchups, fight fans and analysts tend to grossly oversimplify the matter. The advice you always hear is that the lead foot must be kept on the outside to...

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Cutting off the Cage in MMA

I wanted to start a post talking about one of the most common problems I see in MMA. Control of distance is, as we all know, one of the most important aspects of fighting. A big problem people have...

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Using the Jab in MMA

So everyone knows that the jab is the most underutilized punch in MMA, right? You’ll hear every corner yell to work the jab, every commentator talk about how little it gets used and every fighter...

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Examining Stephen Thompson's Wonderful Adaptations

Wonderboy’s knockout of Robert Whittaker showed some really smart adjustments being made. Let’s take a look at the short fight. First, please don’t look at his fucking hand position and...

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Fighting Long with Cole Miller

In a matchup of tall man versus short man, Cole Miller beat the shit out of Sam Sicilia and emerged almost entirely unscathed. But as always, it’s not the length…it’s how you use it. The very...

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The Russians ARE Coming

*Disclaimer: Please excuse my poor understanding of geography. I know some of these guys are from places like Chechnya and Dagestan and I think that makes them Russian but I’m not sure. If anyone...

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Tyron Woodley's Striking Clinic

One of the most impressive performances of last night was Tyron Woodley's beatdown of Josh Koscheck. Very little time elapsed on the feet between consistent massive right hands from Woodley. His...

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Finishes From Last Night: UFC Fight Night 32 Analysis

It's been a long time since I've written anything and after a night of explosive finishes I doubt I'll get a better chance to continue this series. The event was knockout city, so let's take a...

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Positioning Part II

In the first installment of this series, we looked at positioning from a static perspective relative to one’s own body. With that understanding, we have a solid foundation to approach the more...

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Positioning: The Key to Everything (Part 1)

Position before submission. Everyone's heard that phrase before and it's a wonderfully apt reference to the core of most grappling arts. Striking, unfortunately, lacks the same type of concise and...

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Some Quick Analysis of Gustafsson's Best Work

I don't have a whole lot of time to write a complete breakdown of Gustafsson before his fight tomorrow, as much as I'd like to. However, I wrote about him previously so I decided to share it with...

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Striking Against a Grappler

After Mayweather's fight last night, a question that's been on many minds is "how would he do in MMA"? The answer to that is, of course, absolutely awful. However, it does bring up an extremely...

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The Genius of Anthony Pettis

If you can't figure it out by my title, I think Anthony Pettis is a genius. I think he's one of the best strikers in MMA. I know for a fact he's the best kicker in the UFC. And I know his explosive...

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Finishes from Last Night: UFC on Fox Sports 1 Analysis (GIFs and Pictures!)

In the aftermath of one of the most exciting fight nights ever there's a lot to talk about. While fights like McGregor vs Holloway and Brandao vs Pineda (which I will be writing about) were great,...

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The Legitimately Improving Grappling of Conor McGregor

In a sport where grappling is considered king, everyone knows that the big question anytime a talented striker gets to the highest levels of MMA is whether or not they can neutralize wrestling well...

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Conor McGregor: The Future of the Featherweight Division?

On the 16th of August, us lucky fans will be treated to the second UFC fight of one of the most exciting prospects around, Conor McGregor. After making his debut with an absolute masterpiece of a...

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GSP's Striking: From the Ground Up

While discussing Rory Macdonald's performance in the Ellenberger fight in my most recent post, I was asked what I think of GSP's standup. In response, I'm going to adapt something I already wrote...

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Controlling the Distance: What it is and what it isn't (A brutally honest MacDonald vs Ellenberger analysis)

After struggling through Rory Macdonald's "win" over Jake Ellenberger, my fury has inspired me to write a post that takes a look at the true meaning of the concept of distance control. You hear...

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Future Developments in Weidman's Striking Game

Chris Weidman is a very unique case in that he's a UFC champion and just knocked out the consensus greatest fighter alive in MMA, but his striking is still unrefined and he's extremely...

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Why That Was the Same Silva as Always: A Technical Perspective

The point of this post is to dispel the myth that Silva wasn't taking the fight with Weidman seriously, or did nothing but clown. I'm going to first use the highlight video below to point out some...

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