There’s no question grappling is a major part of Mixed Martial Arts. However, while it may be the proverbial tortilla in the “whole enchilada”, the cheese and sauce of the sport relate to striking. Stand-up is certainly a major component in that regard, as is the ability to damage an opponent when his/her back is on the mat.

In today’s MMATraining Technique of the Day, former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta provides instruction on how to deliver a number of shots while in your opponent’s guard to not only open his forehead up with a few elbows but create some openings related to sealing the deal and coming away with a finish.