He may not be the most popular lightweight out there based on his relatively small lack of exposure outside of the UFC, but Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez is one of the best 155-pounders on the planet and has proven such in wins against a number of notable opponents. Melendez’s success has been the result of having a well-rounded attack featuring both solid stand-up and smooth grappling.

In the following clip, Melendez teaches viewers how to make a slick transition to an opponent’s back starting with an armdrag…

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