One of the most devastating submissions in BJJ/MMA is undoubtedly the Heel Hook, a hold known for shredding apart ligaments and in some cases ending (or grossly stunting) an adversary’s career. Last night at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes, Rousimar Palhares continued his Heel Hook mastery by picking up yet another win using the aforementioned method.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, a different grappling ace – Jake Shields – will demonstrate how to procure a Heel Hook and, more importantly, how to finish it in order to procure the tap-out.