LEGENDARY: Wanderlei-Cro Cop I

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WHEN A CROATIAN COP MET AN AXE MURDERER More than 15 years ago at PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready, two of the most destructive individuals ever fought one another in PRIDE for the first time. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipiovic was undertaking his 4th professional MMA fight under the PRIDE banner against the more seasoned Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. Wanderlei and Mirko didn’t care for each other that much, but there was really no true …

NINMUNGGON’S Evil Jab-Hook KO

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Technique: Huge Hook KO Set Up By Probing Jab Oh, the jab. What a simple yet deadly tool, especially when paired with a lead hook. The jab has many variations: the power jab (beloved by Jack Dempsey), the blinding jab, the body jab, etc. Of the many variations, the jab most often used is the probing jab and yet it looks the least threatening. Sure, a simple probing jab is probably not going KO your opponent, …

MUANTHAI’S Elbow From Hell

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Up Elbow KO Earned From Clever Feints Over thousands of years, though technique has evolved, the principles of martial arts have not changed. The principles Alexander used to conquer are the same principles Mayweather used to defeat McGregor. Today, we’re going to focus on two of the core principles present in all combat: environment and deception. As the legendary general, military strategist, and author of The Art of War, Sun Tzu, wrote, “All warfare is based on deception.” …

BREAKDOWN: Sam-A’s Knee KO

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Sam-A’s Savage Leg Kick & Destructive Knees The power of a leg kick has been compared to being struck with a home-run swing. In the video below, you will see what a well-timed leg kick can do to a man. Sam-A‘s opponent is left stumbling all over the place and trying to find his balance while hellfire in the form of kicks, knees and punches rain down upon him. Frequently, if a leg kick was …

Evolve Fight Breakdown: Elbow KO at Rajadamnern Stadium

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Analysis of Yodlekphet Or. Pitisak’s Elbow KO Balance keeps you from crumbling to the mat. Yes, I’m really hitting you with high-level analysis. I’d like to, however, dive deeper into balance. Balance is where many knockouts and successful strikes happen. Think of Ernesto Hoost’s leg kicks. His entire leg kick methodology was based around upsetting his opponent’s balance by either completely removing the weight off certain legs or putting too much weight on them. Either …