When it comes to success in the striking department a positive result isn’t always a matter of who knows the most combinations or has the most power but rather can come from whose stand-up is more polished, possessing both offensive and defensive skills.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, UFC light heavyweight Vlad Matyushenko demonstrates a solid approach to avoiding an opponent’s jab-hook combo with assistance from Herb Dean. Fans can even see if “The Janitor” employs the strategy himself when he faces Alexander Gustafsson Friday night at UFC 141.