1. Ground and Pound
This strategy was developed in the early days of the UFC and primarily used by former college/olympic wrestlers who transitioned into a career in MMA. The fighter brings their opponent to the ground — a comfortable position for a former wrestler — and then proceed to “pound” them with punches.
4. Flying Front Kick
It’s the grown man’s version of Daniel Larusso’s Crane Kick from The Karate Kid. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, seen here kicking Randy Couture’s lights out, would like to repeat this feat when he squares off with Dan Henderson on Saturday’s main card.
Now that you know the basics, tune in Saturday to watch the sparks fly…
The UFC will make history on Saturday, February 23rd. Undefeated superstar “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defends her UFC bantamweight title against Marine Corps veteran Liz Carmouche in the first women’s fight ever in the UFC Octagon. Click the poster to see the full card.