UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon may not be known for his vicious ground-and-pound but he certainly has a reputation for being one of the division’s better grapplers as well as a true finisher (21 wins, 21 stoppages).

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Lauzon offers up some insight on how to effectively land shots when stuck in an opponent’s guard. While a knockout in such a position is unlikely, there’s no question a few well-placed strikes can open the door to advance position, set up a submission, or even escape to a standing position if need be.