Regardless of who you ask, chances are most media, fans, and fighters will all refer to wrestling as the keystone in a successful Mixed Martial Artist’s career. Having a solid wrestling base allows a BJJ specialist to take an opponent down to work towards a tap-out or allows a dominant striker to avoid being put on his backside to neutralize his stand-up attack.
This MMATraining Technique of the Day features UFC 138 headliner Mark Munoz demonstrating the “High-Crotch Takedown” including the set-up and follow-through. A NCAA champion on the mat who faces Chris Leben at the event, chances are you may even see him employ the technique later today given Leben’s knack for knockouts.
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC