Until his performance against Rousimar Palhares last night at UFC on FOX 3, middleweight Alan Belcher was seen by most as a striker with only a serviceable ground game. “The Talent” clearly proved that sect of fans wrong by not only outlasting Palhares, as feared a submission artist as there is in MMA, but also beating him on the ground.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Belcher offers up some instruction on how to sweep an opponent who is being held at bay with Butterfly Guard.

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