Though he didn’t necessarily employ any of his grappling Saturday night against Jorge Masvidal, Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez is more-than-familiar with mat-work and can credit a number of his past victories to wrestling/BJJ.

This is MMATraining Technique of the Day, the recently victorious Melendez demonstrates a slick transition featuring an armbar that sets up a transition to the back, then follow-up choke.