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Technique of the Day: Choking Out a Turtled Opponent with Thales Leites

A familiar position in fighting is referred to as “turtling up” where a damaged opponent resorts to curling up in a ball while face-down leaving little for an opponent to attack. However, it’s far from a safe strategy given the plethora of finishes available to those who are familiar with how to approach it.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, former UFC title-contender Thales Leites enlists the help of UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum to review how to latch onto an Arm-Triangle Choke when an adversary decides to turtle up.



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