Submission specialist Demian Maia is set to make his welterweight debut tonight at UFC 148. The talented Brazilian has finished off a number of foes with a variety of moves including the very man many people feel will beat Anderson Silva tonight – Chael Sonnen.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Maia offers up some instruction on how to avoid being tapped out as opposed to forcing an opponent into the same position by teaching a slick Armbar escape.