One of the great student/mentor relationships in MMA at the moment is that between Team Alpha Male fighters Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez. Benavidez came to Faber a handful of years back with a ton of raw potential and has since been transformed into one of the top 125-pounders in the sport.

Benavidez, who will try to establish him as the #1 flyweight in MMA by the time UFC 152 results emerge, got to where he’s at by way of mastering the basics with the assistance of Faber. Both men can be seen below teaching a fundamental part of grappling – how to properly pummel.