There are few techniques in MMA as appropriate for Halloween as the Crucifix Hold – a precarious position not only named after an item find in countless horror movies but so frightening in can have B.J. Penn looking like Kimbo Slice in terms of the inability to escape from it. It is also starting to be used with increased frequency and was even on display this past weekend at UFC 137 during Roy Nelson‘s pummeling of Mirko Filipovic.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez and TUF 14‘s Akira Corrasani will demonstrate how to escape from the Crucifix Hold in order to avoid the lost round (or defeat in general) likely to occur if caught in it.