With three Rear-Naked Chokes occurring over the weekend on the main card of UFC 138 there’s no question the RNC is weapon most Mixed Martial Artists have in their arsenal and a highly effective on at that. However, just because a fighter may end up in the clutches of an opponent who is looking to sink the submission in does not mean it’s time to pull out the white flag and surrender.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, with the assistance of BJJ specialist Andre Galvao, we’ll examine the Rear-Naked Choke technique and how to defend against it.