Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jones/Belfort UFC 151 Breakdown with Help From Ed O'Neill

I'm a fan of MMA.  I'm really interested in the science of MMA especially BJJ (brazilian jiu jitsu).  I did BJJ briefly about a year ago and there is definately a science of how things work and how you can win and avoid submissions of your opponent.  One of my favourite Youtube channels to watch is GracieBreakdown.  The channel is hosted by Rener and Ryron Gracie of the illustrious Gracie family, sons of Rorion Gracie, the founder of the UFC.  After every UFC pay-per-view (sometimes Strikeforce or older UFC events) they breakdown a submission that may have happened during the event. 

In this video they breakdown the most recent UFC event, UFC 152, where Jon Jones, light heavyweight champion, almost submitted to an armbar from his opponent Vitor Belfort.  Jones escaped the hold and later won the fight but the damage was done.  Belfort popped (hyper extended) Jones arm and he may have nerve damage.  Rener and Ryron breakdown how Jones escaped Belfort's armbar.  And they're also joined by Ed O'Neill of Modern Family some may know him as Al Bundy - who, with a quick Google search, is a brown belt in bjj and has been a student of the Gracie's for over 20 years.  If you have 26 minutes to spare, I suggest you check it out.

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