In general, when it comes to taking an opponent down more effort is required than simply latching on to an individual’s legs or waist and tackling him/her. In reality there are a variety of ways to set an adversary up the right way to maximize the likelihood of dragging action down to the mat.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, UFC middleweight Mark Munoz demonstrates why misdirection can be key when attempting to score a takedown. Add in that his training partner is highly-touted UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger and viewers are definitely in for a lesson from some of the best in the business.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC